Reformed Theological Seminary - Jackson

Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling
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The M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling (MA-MFTC) is designed for persons who wish to pursue licensure in the fields of Marriage and Family Therapy and/or Counseling and who desire a training that integrates Christian theology with the theory and practice of family therapy and counseling. Biblical and theological studies are integrated throughout the coursework and 500 hours of supervised clinical experience. This is a two-year (24 month) program.  Dual degree programs are also available, combining the MA-MFTC degree with an MA in Biblical or Theological Studies or with an M. Div. degree. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  Continuance in the program is contingent upon the students' intra- and interpersonal skills and/or functioning. 

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. James Hurley (director)
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

5422 Clinton Blvd.
Jackson, MS 39209
United States

Phone Number
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. James Hurley
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Fundamental Therapy Skills
  • Advanced Therapy Skills
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Career & Lifestyle Development
  • Psychopathology
  • Statistics for Psychological Studies
  • Evaluation & Assessment
  • Research & Program Evaluation
  • Professional, Ethical & Legal Studies
  • Theory & Practice of Counseling & Psychology
  • Family Systems in Cultural Perspective
  • Clinical Practice of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Neurobiology
  • Advanced Individual and Systemic Counseling
  • Training in Play Therapy
  • Training in Parenting Skills and Adolescent Counseling
  • Group Theories & Practice
  • Sexuality & Sex Therapy
  • Addictions & Abuse
  • Crisis Situations
  • Community, Culture & Diversity
  • Applied Communication & Therapy Skills
  • Clinical Internship
  • Biblical Studies
  • Theological Studies
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling
  • Dual Degree: MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling and Master of Arts in Biblical or Theological Studies
  • Dual Degree: MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling and Master of Divinity
Masters Comments

The MAMFTC program integrates theology and psychology in a collaborative and supportive community context. Students work closely with one another and with the professors. Students' 500 hours of face-to-face clinical experience is done in our state-of-the-art on-site clinical facility with an option of up 100 hours in community settings. Faculty areas of focus include parenting skills, play therapy, counseling highly conflictual couples, relation of psychology and theology.

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.