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Offering master's (M.A) and doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in marriage and family, the Department of Marriage & Family Therapy provides students with the education and experience they need to become qualified family therapists. Graduates of our programs work in public and private mental health agencies and health maintenance organizations (HMOs), as well as in private practice. Students benefit from training in culturally sensitive therapy and a focus on the development of the self of the therapist,components of our programs that have garnered national recognition. Students are also exposed to a broad base of family therapy theories, as well as couple therapy, child development, and cultural diversity, and may sample from multiple clinical electives.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy is a 54 credit Masters degree which provides the skills necessary to function as a marriage and family therapist. The program at Hofstra combines classroom instruction with intensive field experience and includes individual supervision in a field setting. The program, which was approved by the New York State Education Department in 1982, has been designated by that Department as licensure-qualifying for New York's license in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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We offer a 54 credit Master's in Marriage and Family Therepy. We currently are accredited by COAMFTE. The program has received the designation as Licensure Qualifying from New York State Office of the Professions. Faculty are experienced clinicians and licensed as MFTs in New York State. Our curriculum is based on a contextual and systemic approach to individual and family behavior. The program has a rigorous supervised clinical experience component where students apply systemic and relational techniques with individuals, couples,and families. We no longer offer the Master's in Pastoral Counseling or the Certificate in Gerontological Counseling and Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling. 

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The University of Rochester, founded in 1850, is an independently supported institution accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The University of Rochester is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The School of Medicine and Dentistry, the School of Nursing, and Strong Memorial Hospital are the principal components of the nationally recognized University of Rochester Medical Center. The Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program is part of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Department of Psychiatry is well known for its emphasis on interdisciplinary training and clinical excellence. The commitment to clinical care strengthens the educational experience by providing a large and diverse patient base, experienced clinical faculty, and a large professional staff. These resources allow the training program to integrate clinical care, education, and research collaborations and initiatives.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The department features an interdisciplinary faculty with training and advanced degrees in such areas as child development psychology, educational psychology, family studies, social psychology, family life education, early childhood education, gerontology, anthropology, and women's studies,. The graduate program in child and family studies, integrates theory and practice from these fields with a major emphasis in child development, family studies, and early childhood education. The major goal of the programs is to facilitate understanding of the development of the individual over the life span in the context of the family and the broader community.

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
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