University of Saint Joseph

Marriage & Family Therapy Program
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The Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed to provide students with a solid core of knowledge about marriage and family therapy and to train students to become professional marriage and family therapists. The curriculum includes at least 12 consecutive months (3 semesters/500 hours) of clinical internship. The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at University of Saint Joseph is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Michele Parker
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Marriage & Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
2,000
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

1678 Asylum Avenue
W Hartford, CT 06117
United States

Phone Number
860-231-5321
Graduate Program
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Theories and Methods of Therapeutic Practice
  • Communication and System Theory
  • Family Therapy I (Theories of Family Assessment)
  • Family Therapy II (Intervention Methods)
  • Family Therapy III (Marital Therapy)
  • Family Therapy IV (Interventions in Larger Systems)
  • Human Sexuality: Behavior and Treatment
  • Human Development I
  • Discourses in Psychopathology
  • Gender Issues and Diversity in Therapy
  • The Law of Marriage and Divorce in Connecticut
  • Ethics and Professional Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Research Methods
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum I-VI
  • Treating Addictions in the Family
  • Family Therapy in a Different Voice
  • Psychopharmacology
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
COAMFTE
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Marriage & Family Therapy Certificate
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.