University of La Verne

Department of Psychology
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The MFT program at ULV has been training graduate students since 1973 to meet the needs of families and individuals in a changing world. The theoretical foundation for the MFT program is a systemic recovery model designed to address the needs of a diverse population. Students are exposed to a range of theoretical orientations and best practices methodologies.  Didactic and experiential program components are combined to provide a broad theoretical foundation and substantial counseling experience for the future practitioner. The MFT program meets all current Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) academic requirements for Marriage Family Therapist licensure in California, as well as the academic requirements for California community college counseling and instructor positions.

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

1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
United States

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Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Glenn Gamst
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Research Methods in Counseling
  • Human Development
  • Human Sexuality
  • Clinical Psychopathology
  • Counseling Theories & Skills I & II
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Professionalism, Ethics, and Law in Counseling
  • Competency Exam
  • Psychological Testing
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Counseling Older Adults
  • Supervised Field Work in Marital and Family Therapy
  • Violence and Abuse in Family Systems
  • Working with Clients Anger Issues
  • Grief and Loss Counseling
  • Trauma Focused Therapy
  • Working with Anxiety Disorders
  • Graduate Seminar
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

Graduates of the program typically pursue careers as MFTs in community health and social services agencies, school-based counseling programs, residential treatment facilities, hospital settings, private practice, and community college settings.