Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (M.A.)
This degree will prepare you to provide counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups across the life cycle. You will be able to work in a variety of settings, such as private, institutional, community, Christian, and cross-cultural. You can work in private practice (group or individual), profit and nonprofit organizations, hospitals, schools, etc. Counseling courses are taught in a Christian college setting in Portland and Salem, Oregon.
Our counseling programs are rooted in the belief that:
- People are spiritual-psychological-physical-relational beings
- Marriage and family therapists need to be able to understand and articulate individual, couple, and family presenting problems and provide treatment from sound psychological and theological principles
- Marriage and family therapists need to possess the skills of a generalist and be equipped to work with a variety of clients and client modalities of diverse backgrounds and varied developmental stages across the life cycle