Hardin-Simmons University

Clinical Counseling and Marital Family Therapy Master's Program
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This program is designed to prepare clinicians for job opportunities in clinical settings that involve therapeutic services to families, individuals, and couples. Through the program's use of diverse educational perspectives, gathered from the related disciplines of psychology, marital and family therapy, and testing/evaluation, our graduates are able to develop a wide array of clinical skills which can then be utilized in a variety of settings. Coursework and clinical experience requirements are designed to allow the student to pursue the following mental health credentials: Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Psychological Associate.  It is a two-year, 48-hour program.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Gail Roaten (director)
Department Emphasis
  • 50% Individual Therapy
  • 25% Child/Adolescent Therapy
  • 25% Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
2,200
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

2200 Hickory Street
HSU Box 16210
Abilene, TX 79698-6210
United States

Phone Number
325-670-1531
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Marital and Family Systems
  • Pre-marital and Marital Therapy
  • Advanced Psychopathology and Clinical Practice
  • Family and Group Therapy
  • Family and Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychology of Vocational Development and Choice
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Seminar in Ethical and Professional Issues
  • Cultural and Community Counseling
  • Developmental Family Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Advanced Human Sexuality
  • Clinical Supervision
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Family Psychology
Masters Comments

The Clinical Counseling and Marital Family Therapy Masters Program is designed to prepare clinicians for job opportunities in clinical settings, which involve therapeutic services to families, individuals and couples. Through our program's use of diverse educational perspectives, gathered from the related disciplines of psychology, marital and family therapy and testing/evaluation, our graduates are able to develop a wide array of clinical sills which can then be utilized in a variety of settings. As well our faculty enjoy the opportunity to purposefully weave/integrate our Christian faith into the graduate courses that we teach.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.