Sioux Falls Seminary

Marriage & Family Therapy Program
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Sioux Falls Seminary (formerly NABS) offers the 62 credit hour master of arts in marriage and family therapy (MAMFT) program in the context of an evangelical Christian seminary. This degree is designed to prepare students for careers as theologically informed marriage and family therapists in a wide variety of settings. The seminary owns and operates Sioux Falls Psychological Services (the largest multi-disciplinary private practice agency in the city). The MAMFT program's on-site Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is a respected United Way Agency sharing administrative resources and physical facilities with SFPS. All supervision is done by AAMFT Approved Supervisors operating from a variety of theoretical perspectives within a systemic framework. Group and individual supervision is required each week within direct observation, DVD recording, and case consultation formats. The MAMFT program is academically and clinically rigorous and designed to facilitate students' progress toward LMFT licensure in most states and provinces.

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

1525 S. Grange Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Ronald D. Sisk
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Principles and Techniques of Systemic Therapy I & II
  • Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Introduction to the Family System
  • Psychology of Behavior Disorders
  • Treatment of Marital Problems
  • Therapy for Divorcing and Remarried Families
  • Adolescents in Family Therapy
  • Substance Abuse and Family Therapy
  • Human Sexuality
  • Gender, Class and Culture
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Research in Family Therapy
  • Theories of Integration
  • Readings in Integration
  • Existential and Spiritual Issues in Systemic Therapy
  • Psychopharmacology for the Non-medical Therapist
  • Medical Issues in Family Therapy
  • Supervised Therapy.
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

Sioux Falls Seminary offers the MAMFT degree in the context of an evangelical Christian seminary. The program is taught from a family systems perspective and all supervision is provided by AAMFT Approved Supervisors. All faculty are committed Christians who maintain successful private practices in addition to their academic work. Sioux Falls, SD is an economically stable, culturally diverse and physically safe city. It is a thriving community with a national reputation in banking and medical research. The city presents numerous employment opportunities for students and spouses, as well as a family-oriented lifestyle.

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.