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The mission of the Counseling Programs at Barry University is to provide education and training in clinical assessment, leadership, and counseling practice. Consistent with this mission is the goal of graduating ethical professionals with expert knowledge and skills in counseling practice. The Counseling Programs espouse the four core values set forth in the mission of the Adrian Dominican School of Education and Barry University: knowledge and truth, inclusive community, social justice, and collaborative service. Our Programs are communities of learners in which the study, development, and improvement of effective practice is promoted through scholarly and critical analysis. The Programs foster an inclusive academic atmosphere that encourages collaboration, respect, and sharing of ideas. In keeping with the importance of diversity and multiculturalism, the Programs expect students to accept social responsibility and place value on the function of social justice in the curriculum and society. The Programs are also committed to offering services to communities for various human, social, economic, and environmental problems.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The mission of Saint Louis University's Medical Family Therapy program is to train marriage and
family therapists who are engaged in service to individuals, couples, families and the
community. Through a scholarly and reflective process, the faculty are involved in the
development of professional clinicians who understand and recognize the primacy and
importance of scientific inquiry, diversity and social justice; who respect and accept multiple
perspectives; and who strive to practice in a collaborative engagement with other professionals
and the community.

M.A. in Family Therapy (medical family therapy concentration):
The M.A. in Family Therapy is based on a systemic/relational view of individuals, couples and
families. It fulfills the course and practicum requirements toward licensure in the State of
Missouri as a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. The program requires a minimum of 60
credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. Prerequisites include 18 credit hours in the
behavioral sciences. Program requirements include didactic courses, two semesters of
practicum, three semesters of internship in a community setting and the attainment of a
minimum of 500 hours of direct clinical contact. The concentration in medical family therapy
prepares student to function as part of an integrated care team in addressing the
biopsychosocial needs of individuals and families.

Ph.D. in Medical Family Therapy:
The Ph.D. in Medical Family Therapy is based on a systemic/relational view of individuals,
couples and families. It prepares clinicians to work within an integrated care health setting in
collaboration with medical and mental health professionals. Coursework focuses on theory,
practice and research in the field of couple and family therapy with an emphasis on intervention
in primary care medical settings and as adjunct health providers in specialty care. The doctoral
program involves a minimum of 51 credit hours of coursework beyond the master's degree, plus
comprehensive examinations and original research culminating in the dissertation (12+ credit
hours). The Ph.D. has a clinical component in which students are trained in both mental health
and medical settings as part of an integrated care team of health professionals. Students are
required to complete a nine to twelve month internship.

The Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Program at Saint Louis University is accredited by
the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American
Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The Ph.D. program is available as a part-time or
a full-time program.

Career Paths:
Possible careers include academic positions, research, clinical positions in medical and mental
health centers, private practice and consulting.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
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The Counselor Education program faculty adhere to the scientist problem-solver model of training. Consistent with this approach are the program goals of graduating students who have extensive knowledge of counseling theories and practice, possess a high level of competency in providing professional services, have the skills necessary to evaluate research relevant to their practice, and are committed to evaluating their own clinical and programmatic interventions. Although coursework covers the wide spectrum of counseling concerns and client functioning, there is a strong emphasis on understanding the normal developmental themes throughout a person's life, as well as ways persons may respond to developmental challenges and seek to cope with life changes and transitions. Thus, the program emphasizes mental health and wellness vs. pathology. In addition, application of theoretical knowledge is strongly emphasized throughout the program, as students are enrolled in supervised clinical experiences from the first semester to the last.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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Loma Linda University, a health sciences institution, is located approximately 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and just south of San Bernardino, California. Within the graduate school is the Department of Counseling and Family Sciences, and the Loma Linda University Marital and Family Therapy Program. Started in 1971, the LLU Marital and Family Therapy Program became accredited in 1975 by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, making it one of the first accredited programs in the United States. Superb faculty and excellent clinical facilities combine to provide top quality training for students of the program. In addition to outstanding education, Loma Linda's inland location also provides easy access to mountains, beaches, and desert climates for numerous recreational opportunities. Recognizing our influence through teaching, research, supervised practice and service, the mission of the Department of Counseling and Family Sciences is to address relational needs and concerns of individuals and families over the life course as faced in the contexts of communities and in the larger global society; encourage spirited wholeness by attending to the physical, mental, and social dimensions of human experience; create understanding about humans as relating beings; advance appreciation for human diversity as modeled; advocate for the rights of all humans, for the protection of human dignity, and the value of respect in all human interactions; collaborate with community in terms of training, service, and scholarship in our field; and influence our immediate environment as well as the whole world. The Loma Linda University Masters Program in Marital and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMTE). On May 22, 2012, the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) has determined that Loma Linda University's Masters' degree in Marital and Family Therapy meets the Senate Bill statutory requirements for Marriage and Family Therapy under Business and Professions Code section (BPC) 4980.36. It is a 90 quarter unit program.

 

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Master's
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Doctoral
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Marriage and Family Counseling (EDC) program specialization emphasizes an ecosystemic approach to understanding human problems and generating solution opportunities. Students learn to moderate solution-oriented conversations among interested parties (i.e., stakeholders) who are invited to seek "double descriptions" of mutual concerns and problems, to listen carefully to each other, to entertain and invent multiple solution possibilities, and to construct new narratives of cooperation and commitment.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
CFLE Approved
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Located in the highly international and diverse community of Miami, Florida, the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies (EPS) housed in the School of Education and Human Development prepares reflective leaders, researchers, methodologists, and practitioners to improve psychological, educational, and community well-being. At EPS we educate mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, researchers and doctoral-level psychologists in an APA accredited program. In addition, we offer an undergraduate major in Human and Social Development which prepares students for masters and doctoral level studies in counseling and related fields.

The Department of EPS is made up of the following five master's programs: Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Community and Social Change, Research, Measurement and Evaluation, and Higher Education Leadership. We also offer a post-Master's Certificate Latino Mental Health Program aimed at enhancing clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of Latino clients. The Department of EPS offers four doctoral programs: Counseling Psychology, Research, Measurement and Evaluation, Higher Education Leadership, and Community Well-Being. In addition, we have a Community and Educational Well-Being Research Center (CEW) that promotes individual, interpersonal, institutional, and community well-being by studying the educational, psychological, physical, and social determinants of well-being.

Areas of Study
  • Community - Doctoral
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Program is a dually accredited master's and doctoral program (CACREP and COAMFTE). The master's degree entails 63 semester hours, and 500 direct clinical hours to graduate; the doctoral program is 120 semester hours (which may include transfer of appropriate master's level courses). Students must complete 1000 hours of direct client care to graduate, of which 500 hours may be brought in from a MFT master's degree. Students who complete the master's degree curriculum are eligible to sit for the MFT and PC licenses in the state of Ohio. Students admitted into the doctoral program must complete a dissertation for completion of their degrees. Initial clinical hours for both degrees are completed at the Clinic for Individual and Family Therapy, a clinic that serves the urban area.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Doctoral
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The MFT Master's program is designed around an outcomes-based educational philosophy. All coursework and program experiences are intended to foster student development and contribute to the following student outcomes upon program completion: (1) Demonstrate knowledge of the history and ongoing development of the MFT discipline, within regional, national, and international contexts; (2) Demonstrate familiarity with selected traditional and contemporary MFT models, including knowledge of key individuals associated with models, unique terminology, conceptuaization of problems, role of therapist, and goals for process within each model, and applications within individual, couple, and family therapy; (3) Utilize knowledge of clients' and therapists' contexts (i.e., culture, economic, family circumstances, family status) to positively contribute to therapeutic process and outcomes; Articulate critiques of MFT models based on culture, gender, and socioeconomic status; (4) Articulate critique of MFT models based on knowledge of child development and factors influencing child development; recognize differential impact of individual and family life cycle within family system; (5) Ability to evaluate appropriateness and apply selected model(s) within individual, couple, and family modalities to facilitate therapeutic process through intake, systemic assessment, treatment planning, management of therapeutic process, evaluation of treatment outcomes, and termination; (6) Demonstrate awareness of and ability to facilitate the development of a positive therapeutic alliance to enhance clinical outcomes with all family members in all modalities of therapy; (7) Demonstrate awareness of one's own professional strengths and limitations and ability to seek and utilize supervision, peer consultation, and involvement of other professionals to enhance treatment outcomes; (8) Demonstrate ability to evaluate own professional conduct in relation to MFT ethical guidelines (AAMFT code and Texas law), recognize ethical dilemmas that may arise in practice settings, and respond appropriately; (9) Demonstrate ability to utilize empirical research and published literature from MFT and related fields to enhance therapeutic services; and (10) Demonstrate one's professional identity as a Marriage and Family Therapist through membership in local, state, and national professional MFT organizations, as well as pursuit of LMFT licensure process in Texas.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Department of Psychology and Counseling offers three CACREP-accredited programs: M. Ed. in School Counseling, M. S. in Mental Health Counseling, and M. S. in Marriage and Family Counseling. The specialized Marriage and Family Counseling (MFC) program prepares graduates for the Licensed Professional Counselor credential. Graduates acquire competencies needed to treat parent-child problems, marital conflict, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse and other family problems within a multicultural context. 

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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Our mission is to foster an experiential and interpersonal learning environment in which the life experience and diversity of each student are valued. Our education is cooperative, egalitarian, and transformative. Students are our colleagues in teaching and learning. We hope to guide students in becoming more self-aware, reflective, sensitive to others and their uniqueness, aware of the diverse needs of the surrounding community, and more connected to and willing to provide service to the local community and larger society. We stress critical thinking that questions one's assumptions and biases, psychological theories and practices, and the profession. We emphasize integrity, ethical behavior and reflective self-evaluation with the aim of encouraging students to ask questions and make decisions consistent with the values of social justice. We strive to impart current knowledge and teach effective skills, but hold the value that educational and personal change are life long processes to be continued.

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