Seton Hill University

Marriage & Family Therapy Program
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The Seton Hill University Marriage and Family Therapy program is guided by a commitment to understanding and respecting cultural diversity. We work from the premise that human differences are important and valuable. Therefore the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Seton Hill is designed to educate students in family systems theory and clinical techniques with special emphasis upon understanding family process within a broader socio-cultural context.

What distinguishes marriage and family therapists from other disciplines is this emphasis on relationships as an important factor for mental health. What distinguishes Seton Hill's Marriage and Family Therapy Program from other, similar programs is a training model committed to social diversity and development of the self of the therapist as the most essential tool in clinical work.

This emphasis is consistent with the University's graduate studies philosophy, which encourages students to recognize multi-cultural contexts and the role of privilege and oppression. We also encourage students to become aware of their personal values and how these values affect professional practice, in order that they may act responsibly as agents of social change.

We believe in the power of relationships - within families, and among individuals - and we prepare clinicians who work from a systemic and relational perspective in addressing issues related to mental health. Our belief in the power of relationships means we work to create a learning environment that is collaborative, diverse and empowering. This is not only our educational strategy; it is also our way of living our values.

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

One Seton Hill Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. DeMarquis Clark
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Group Dynamics
  • Multicultural Therapy
  • Couples and Family Systems
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Families and Larger Systems
  • Contemporary Issues in Clinical Practice
  • Practicum I, II, & III
  • Integrative Seminar in MFT
  • Psychopathology: Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment
  • Lifespan Development: Individual and Family Cycles
  • Counseling: History and Practice
  • Assessment
  • Vocational and Career Counseling
  • Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues
  • Introduction to Research Methods.
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program (MFT) at Seton Hill University leads to a Master of Arts degree. The program provides students the education and clinical experience necessary to seek licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania. Additionally students have completed the requisite educational requirements to seek Clinical Membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The faculty is dedicated to recruiting a diverse group of students committed to growth and learning.

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.