Iona College

Department of Marriage & Family Therapy
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We offer a 54 credit Master's in Marriage and Family Therepy. We currently are accredited by COAMFTE. The program has received the designation as Licensure Qualifying from New York State Office of the Professions. Faculty are experienced clinicians and licensed as MFTs in New York State. Our curriculum is based on a contextual and systemic approach to individual and family behavior. The program has a rigorous supervised clinical experience component where students apply systemic and relational techniques with individuals, couples,and families. We no longer offer the Master's in Pastoral Counseling or the Certificate in Gerontological Counseling and Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling. 

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Robert A. Burns
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Robert A. Burns
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Introduction to MFT
  • Group Dynamics
  • Fundamental Concepts in Psychiatry
  • Marriage, Family, Friendship Therapy
  • Ethics in MFT
  • Pre-Practicum Seminar
  • Marital Therapy Seminar
  • Human Sexuality
  • Research in MFT
  • Life-Span Personality Development
  • Family Approaches to Therapy
  • Relational Psychopathology
  • Parenting
  • Family Therapy Symposium
  • Field Placement I & II
  • Group Supervision I & II
  • Master's Project.
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

The Master's in MFT is a three year program. There is a rigorous supervised clinical experience requirement involving a field placement in the second and third year which precludes full-time employment. We are in Candidacy for accreditation from COAMFTE. The program is licensure qualifying as an MFT in New York State.

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.