Southern Connecticut State University

Department of Marriage & Family Therapy
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The Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program at Southern Connecticut State University is accredited by the COAMFTE and meets the educational requirements necessary to proceed toward appropriate licensing by the State of Connecticut. The program offers a comprehensive training experience directed toward meeting theoretical and clinical standards expected of prospective licensed marriage and family therapists. Students gain clinical experience in outside clinical placements and in directly supervised practice in the department's Marital and Family Therapy Clinic. The clinic has been in operation since 1979 and treats individuals, couples, and families referred by a variety of state and private agencies.

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

Davis Hall 020
New Haven, CT 06515-1355
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Barbara J. Lynch (director)
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Structural Family Therapy Theory
  • Marriage & Family Therapy Practicum I & II
  • Family Therapy Outcome Research
  • Family Assessment
  • Family of Origin
  • Introduction to Family Systems
  • Independent Study in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Internship I & II
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Topics in Family Studies
  • Gestalt Family Therapy
  • Marital Systems and Couples Therapy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Internship and Seminar I, II, & III
  • Marriage and Family Supervision I & II
  • Brief Strategic Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy Training (Introduction
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced)
  • Gestalt Theory I: Introduction to Gestalt Theory
  • Advanced Gestalt Theory
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
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.