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Working with families and children offers both challenges and opportunities to truly make a difference in the world. The obstacles of everyday life are so formidable that many people require assistance from qualified professionals. Family life education seeks to build strong, healthy families and strengthen family life from an informed educational perspective.  The foundation of family life education is found in a broad array of topics including human development across the lifespan, human sexuality, resource management (e.g. time, money), parent education, ethical considerations and public policy. Those who possess expertise in family life education possess the ability to bring out the best in others and to help persons in need to attain a higher degree of life fulfillment.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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The purpose of the master's degree in counseling is to prepare counselors who are able to integrate their Christian faith and values with integrity in their practice of counseling. Graduates of the program will be prepared to provide professional service to public and private schools, churches, organizations, and business and industry setting. To that end, the graduate counseling program offers the following objectives: The M.A. in Counseling strives to promote (1) highly competent counselor training that places emphasis on doing and being, striving for growth and development in all areas as an effective strategy for promoting positive change in the people we serve; (2) lifelong scholarly learning that draws from and adds to counseling literature which is both theoretical and applied; (3) learning that respects and seeks to understand diversity; (4) values of integration and integrity in counselor education guided by the beliefs and practices of the Christian faith.

The Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy (MFC/T) program at in Indiana Wesleyan is dually accredited by CACREP and COAMFTE, and is housed in the Division of Graduate Counseling. The Division offers four other programs beyond the MFC/T program,. The MFC/T program is committed to training entry level professionals whose clinical skills are informed by diverse theoretical traditions, ethical integrity and sensitivity to diverse populations of individuals, couples and families. The program is fully offered at two locations: Marion, IN and Indianapolis, IN.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Department of Applied Health Science is a vital part of IU's life sciences initiative. Our department is committed to fostering interdisciplinary research in the life sciences as we work toward our mission of preventing disease and promoting health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Our department is making a difference in the health and well-being of Indiana, the nation, and the world through the research, teaching, and service conducted by our dedicated faculty, staff, and students.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
CFLE Approved
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Purdue University's Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is widely regarded as a leader in the study of children and families. The department contributes to the well being of individuals and families across the life course by generating knowledge; preparing graduates for research, teaching, leadership, and professional practice; and by strengthening the interconnections of research, practice, and policy. The Department offers academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Faculty conduct important research on a range of critical issues facing individuals and families in today's society. Through innovative outreach efforts, the department extends knowledge to policymakers, employers, professionals, and citizens in Indiana and beyond.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
CFLE Approved
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The Department of Behavioral Sciences offers students a broad-based liberal education, enabling them to function effectively in a world of rapid change, in careers in such fields as government, business, mental health, child care, and social services. The Department provides students with skills and strategies to understand individual and group behavior, to learn how to relate well to others, and to understand the relationships between social problems and the social environment. As one of the most diverse academic units on campus, the department offers courses in a variety of disciplines concerned with human behavior: anthropology; child care; human development and family studies; marriage and family therapy; psychology; sociology; and criminal justice. The Department has numerous resources including the Institute for Social and Policy Research, Couple and Family Therapy Center, and Riley Child Center. 

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The department offers majors in each of the afore-mentioned disciplines as well as an associate's degree in criminal justice. Depending on their interests and areas of study, students are prepared to enter careers related to law enforcement; courts and corrections; victim advocacy and assistance; family services and youth programs; family life or parent education programs; leadership roles in church, school, and community; entry-level positions in government or business; and social work. The programs also provide a foundation for graduate study.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
CFLE Approved
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The Family Studies program prepares students to promote the well-being of individuals and families across the life-span in both professional and personal contexts. The program coursework is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for certification as a Family Life Educator.

Students completing the program are expected to achieve the following program goals:

  • Understand the major theories in Family Studies and appropriately apply to practice
  • Understand and critically evaluate the research process and key content knowledge in Family Studies and translate research findings and content knowledge into practice
  • Understand and demonstrate professional and ethical behavior
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills for Family Studies, including the use of technology when appropriate
  • Understand the influence of the broader social, cultural, and historical context on children, families, and relationships and apply to practice
  • Successfully complete the criteria for provisional certification as a Family Life Educator
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
CFLE Approved
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Our marriage and family therapy program emphasizes the integration of family systems theory and spirituality in a unique ecumenical seminary context. Some of the family systems theory emphasized include object relations, intergenerational theory, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and emotionally-focused therapy. We also emphasize self of therapist issues in course work as well as the practicum experience. Our emphasis on spirituality is influenced by a liberal theologian perspective that is open to persons of varying theological perspectives. Our student body run the spectrum from conservative evangelical to progressive liberal viewpoints. In addition, the marriage and family therapy program has around 40% of its students who are persons of color. The practicum is housed in a large three story brick mansion on the campus fitted for video and live supervision. Students receive a supervision intensive experience with options for some off-site experiences. The institution is currently engaged in an anti-rasism, pro-reconciliation training with faculty and staff.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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