Phillips Graduate Institute
The Marriage and Family Therapy Program is the program upon which Phillips Graduate Institute was founded. For almost forty years, our MFT graduates have been making a difference in the lives of others as they grow professionally and personally. Systems theories are the core of the academic program, as students are exposed to foundational concepts and the most cutting-edge developments in clinical methodology.Learning occurs on three levels: traditional academic instruction, skills training, and personal and professional growth. Lectures and reading assignments are always complemented by hands-on practice. Students are challenged to explore their interpersonal processes in order to develop the personal qualities of excellent psychotherapists. Our program respects and encourages students of diverse backgrounds to learn with and from each other, to be prepared to work in complex, multicultural environments. The cohort model, in which a consistent group of students goes through the program together, provides a context in which students learn about systems by reflecting on their cohort process, as well as by academic study.