Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.)
For more than 40 years, the Phillips Marriage and Family Therapy program has been training students to become competent and effective marriage and family therapists (MFT). The Master of Arts in Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy is our flagship program whose mission is to empower students to make a difference in the lives of others and to help them grow professionally and personally.
Our MFT program integrates theory and practice, preparing students with the academic knowledge, clinical competency, and professional development necessary to successfully practice as MFTs. Phillips students have access to exceptional training opportunities. We offer a cutting-edge training facility that includes a one-way mirror to facilitate live supervision and clinical modeling by faculty who are licensed, practicing professionals. As a result, our students have a rich and dynamic learning environment.
Our graduates are highly regarded for their professionalism in the mental health field. Training opportunities are also available at the David H. Fox Counseling Center, the Phillips onsite community counseling center that is a primary training site for Phillips students. The Counseling Center (formerly known as the California Family Counseling Center) has been providing affordable community mental health services since 1971.