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The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program provides a solid foundation for practice as a marriage and family therapist. This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in California and is one of the only seven programs in the sstate that is accredited by the Commission on Accredidation for Marriage and Family Therapy (COAMFTE). The program includes a substantial practicum component in which the students spend on full year working under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals in a state-of-the-art onsite therapy training clinic. Students in this program complete a minimum of 60 credits.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The 60-unit graduate program in counseling offers two professional training options: Option I prepares students for Community Counseling (Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure) and Option II prepares students for School Counseling (Pupil Personnel Services Credential). The program relies heavily on interpersonal skills training and field experience, beginning during the first semester and culminating with an intensive supervised internship/field experience.

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  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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The Couple & Family Therapy (CFT) doctoral and masters programs at Alliant International University provide students with the essential training needed to pursue a career as a professional marriage and family therapist and prepare them to be licensed as a marital and family therapist. Students who complete the CFT masters at Alliant International University can apply all of their master's degree coursework and practicum hours toward the doctoral program. The CFT graduate programs at Alliant International University have a dedicated, caring, highly skilled, and diverse faculty. The program provides intensive theoretical and practical skill based training. The CFT program at Alliant International University attracts students from around the world and is dedicated to train students to work with diverse populations.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The purpose of the marriage and family therapy (MFT) program is to prepare students to practice as highly competent entry-level MFTs, capable of applying systemic-social constructionist ideas and practices in therapy and related change processes, such as between families and larger systems, in a multicultural society. The MFT program is founded on the beliefs that: a) individuals, couples, and families function within a variety of intersecting social contexts, and b) they struggle with increasingly complex developmental issues, unanticipated stressful events, and sociocultural, economic, and political factors that constrain achievement of successful social participation. Community providers need specialized training and multi-systemic therapeutic approaches to expand their resources for addressing relational problems that emerge from these factors.

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Our unique program, initiated in 1999, provides an interdisciplinary approach to learning contemporary marriage and family therapy. Students learn systemic marriage and family therapy models, art therapy practices, and interpersonal neurobiology approaches. Our art therapy classes are small and allow for individualized teaching, yet art therapy students belong to a larger cohort of MFT students as well, which provides opportunities for extensive networking and the professional support systems critical to success in the field. Students also benefit from exposure to many instructors allowing them to glimpse diverse practice styles and areas of specialization.

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Department of Graduate Psychology at Azusa Pacific University offers two degrees, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, and an APA accredited Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family Psychology. The M.A. prepares students for California state licensure as an MFT; the Psy.D. prepares students for California state licensure as a psychologist. Our curriculum is oriented to develop core competencies in psychology in our students. We emphasize relationship, research and evaluation, assessment, intervention, consultation, and supervision competencies. In addition, we expect students to develop competencies to provide services across diverse populations. Our program has an interdisciplinary sequence of courses, relating psychology to ethics and theology. The Department of Graduate Psychology offers its master's degree program on APU's Azusa campus as well as at the Orange County, San Diego, and Ventura Regional Centers.

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Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Couple & Family Therapy (CFT) doctoral and masters programs at Alliant International University provide students with the essential training needed to pursue a career as a professional marriage and family therapist and prepare them to be licensed as a marital and family therapist. Students who complete the CFT masters at Alliant International University can apply all of their master's degree coursework and practicum hours toward the doctoral program. The CFT graduate programs at Alliant International University have a dedicated, caring, highly skilled, and diverse faculty. The program provides intensive theoretical and practical skill based training. The CFT program at Alliant International University attracts students from around the world and is dedicated to train students to work with diverse populations.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
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The Couple & Family Therapy (CFT) doctoral and masters programs at Alliant International University provide students with the essential training needed to pursue a career as a professional marriage and family therapist and prepare them to be licensed as a marital and family therapist. Students who complete the CFT masters at Alliant International University can apply all of their master's degree coursework and practicum hours toward the doctoral program. The CFT graduate programs at Alliant International University have a dedicated, caring, highly skilled, and diverse faculty. The program provides intensive theoretical and practical skill based training. The CFT program at Alliant International University attracts students from around the world and is dedicated to train students to work with diverse populations. 

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Couple & Family Therapy (CFT) doctoral and masters programs at Alliant International University provide students with the essential training needed to pursue a career as a professional marriage and family therapist and prepare them to be licensed as a marital and family therapist. Students who complete the CFT masters at Alliant International University can apply all of their master's degree coursework and practicum hours toward the doctoral program. The CFT graduate programs at Alliant International University have a dedicated, caring, highly skilled, and diverse faculty. The program provides intensive theoretical and practical skill based training. The CFT program at Alliant International University attracts students from around the world and is dedicated to train students to work with diverse populations.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
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The Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology Program equips its students to serve with excellence as Christian mental health professionals by providing the highest quality of rigorous academic training, guided professional development, and integrative faith-based learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. 

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The mission of the Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Department is to prepare scholarly professionals who contribute to the well-being of individuals, families, communities and the institutions, industries and businesses which serve them. CFS/D curricula provide liberal and professional education in interior design, apparel design & merchandising, dietetics, nutrition & foodservice management, and child & family sciences. In addition, the Department fulfills California's Educational Master Plan by providing a comprehensive family and consumer sciences curriculum. The mission is aligned with the goals, mission, strategic goals of SFSU.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
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The interdisciplinary major in child development prepares students for a variety of professional specialties. Graduates with competencies in this major find positions in preschools, day care centers, schools, hospitals, clinics, residential institutions, counseling centers, mental health centers, public welfare agencies, family service agencies, family planning clinics, community programs, business and industry, and government agencies. Students may prepare for teaching credentials and specialized certification (e.g., a teacher of single/multiple subjects in elementary or secondary education, or a family life educator by completing a 15-unit certificate program). The Child Development major provides preparation for graduate study in child or family development, social work, counselor or special education, law and the social sciences. Descriptions of career opportunities of the major and ways to meet credential and certification requirements are available from the undergraduate adviser.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Master's
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The Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy (M.A. in MFT) is a non-thesis degree program requiring 60 units of coursework, successful completion of a comprehensive exam, and participation in an international experience. As part of the program, students complete a 12-month clinical practicum where they accumulate 500 direct client contact hours, of which at least 200 hours are with couples and families. Students also receive over 200 hours of supervision from both faculty and site supervisors. The MFT program at USD meets the guidelines for family therapy training set forth by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, which regulates licensure of marriage and family therapists in California. Additional requirements beyond the Masters degree must be completed to obtain the license, primarily post-degree supervised clinical experience. The USD MFT Program has also been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education. 

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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This 60-unit Master of Science program is designed for students who are seeking to become master's level psychotherapists. The program does not prepare students for pursuing a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. The MS program is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical training to prepare them to work in a variety of clinical, counseling, and mental health settings. The training in San Jose State University's MS in Clinical program emphasizes a scientific understanding and case formulation of psychopathology, known as an evidence based practice approach to psychotherapy. The program centers on a required core of academic coursework that meets the education requirements for the California Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license and the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Both licenses requires 3,000 hours of approved supervised clinical experience by the California State licensing board (the BBS). Note that the requirements of these two licenses are different for both coursework and number of pre- and post-degree clinical hours. Our program meets the BBS requirements for licensure in both paths, though (as stated above), the program is deficient in one course (Career Counseling) that must be taken before licensure can occur.

The MS in Clinical Psychology prepares students for positions in mental health clinics, hospitals, and residential treatment centers, and emphasizes the importance of community mental health and serving diverse and under-represented populations. This program is ideal for students whose ultimate goal is to work as Marriage Family Therapists in hospital, community mental health, and independent practice settings. The MS in Clinical Psychology degree also prepares students for careers as consultants to schools and other agencies on matters relating to family dynamics and individual functioning.

The MS Clinical Psychology program at SJSU has a focus on the use and evaluation of assessment data throughout psychological interventions. We also emphasize the importance of using sound psychological theory in combination with the empirical literature on supported clinical interventions. This focus adheres to the applied or practitioner component of a scientist-practitioner or clinical scientist model of training.

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program provides academic and clinical training for a career as a professional marriage and family therapist. Marriage and family therapists are mental health professionals trained and licensed to independently diagnose and treat mental health and substance abuse problems. Students are trained to treat relational mental health issues with individuals, couples and families from a family systems perspective. Licensed marriage and family therapists work in a variety of settings which include hospitals, clinical/social service agencies, churches, educational institutions and private practices.

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy is a 60-unit program. The program is designed to integrate both theory and practice, grounded in Christian principles, to help families restore broken relationships, resolve life challenges, and develop satisfying relationships. Sound research skills, theoretical teaching, practical application, and clinical training are core to the curriculum. The faculty guide students through academic studies, clinical courses, self-assessment measures, and professional development which all provide a rich educational experience. The MFT program at Hope International University accepts students from around the world and is dedicated to train students to work with diverse populations. The MFT program is dedicated to providing students with the knowledge, skill, and professionalism to respect people indiscriminate of background, age, gender, race, etc.

Program Mission

The Marriage and Family Therapy program (MFT) develops highly trained counselors, grounded in Christian principles, who help families to restore broken relationships, resolve life challenges, and develop adequate and satisfying relationships.

Program Purpose

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program provides academic and clinical training for a career as professional marriage and family therapist. Students are trained to treat relational mental health issues with individuals, couples, and families from a family systems perspective.

Program Objectives

Knowledge

Demonstrate knowledge related to 1) clinical case conceptualization, diagnosis, intervention, and the use of community mental health resources, 2) knowledge of the principles of marriage and family therapy, and 3) to write and articulate their personal theoretical model for therapy.

Professionalism

Demonstrate skills that reflect high standards of professionalism and commitment to ethical and professional behavior consistent with the standards of counseling and psychology and Christian principles.

Clinical

Demonstrate clinical skills and the ability to apply innovative therapeutic techniques to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families.

Research

Be able to critically evaluate and conduct clinical research related to all aspects of therapy ensuring the highest quality of therapeutic skill related to all aspects of therapy ensuring the highest quality of therapeutic skill

The following are Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) defined by the MFT program.

MFT Program Goals and Objectives

PLO 1. Knowledge: Student will demonstrate essential knowledge (1) related to clinical case conceptualization, diagnosis, intervention, and the use of community mental health resources, (2) knowledge of the principles of marriage and family therapy, and (3) to write and articulate their personal theoretical model for therapy.

SLO 1.1: Students articulate a theoretical and conceptual systems framework and personal therapeutic approach for marital and family issues.

SLO 1.2: Students demonstrate knowledge and application of key concepts related to systems thinking, contextual factors, human development, psychological, social, biological, and spiritual factors effecting human relationships.

SLO 1.3: Students demonstrate awareness of issues of diversity and practice culturally sensitive family therapy.

SLO 1.4: Students demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal standards in marriage and family therapy.

SLO 1.5: Students will evidence the integration of comprehensive knowledge of clinical and family systems concepts and processes in oral and written communication.

SLO 1.6 Students will demonstrate knowledge of a Christian worldview and how this impacts the therapeutic relationship.

PLO 2. Professionalism: Student will demonstrate skills that reflect high standards of professionalism and commitment to ethical and professional behavior consistent with the standards of counseling and psychology and Christian principles.

SLO 1.1: Students articulate a theoretical and conceptual systems framework and personal therapeutic approach for marital and family issues.

SLO 1.2: Students demonstrate knowledge and application of key concepts related to systems thinking, contextual factors, human development, psychological, social, biological, and spiritual factors effecting human relationships.

SLO 1.3: Students demonstrate awareness of issues of diversity and practice culturally sensitive family therapy.

SLO 1.4: Students demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal standards in marriage and family therapy.

SLO 1.5: Students will evidence the integration of comprehensive knowledge of clinical and family systems concepts and processes in oral and written communication.

SLO 1.6 Students will demonstrate knowledge of a Christian worldview and how this impacts the therapeutic relationship.

PLO 2. Professionalism: Student will demonstrate skills that reflect high standards of professionalism and commitment to ethical and professional behavior consistent with the standards of counseling and psychology and Christian principles.

SLO 2.1: Student will demonstrate personal qualities that are intimately related to counseling situations such as integrity, sensitivity, flexibility, insight, compassion, and personal presence.

SLO 2.2: Students will be familiar with psychotherapy and recovery oriented resources.

SLO 2.3: Students will be able to apply complex clinical and theoretical knowledge and skills in providing professional services.

SLO 2.4: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the recursive nature of spirituality and its impact on the therapeutic process.

PLO 3. Clinical: Student will demonstrate clinical skills and the ability to apply innovative therapeutic techniques to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families.

SLO 3.1: Students will use appropriate clinical and family systems oriented language in oral and written communication.

SLO 3.2: Students will identify and incorporate into treatment psychological, biological, social, and spiritual factors that influence relationships.

SLO 3.3: Students will critically evaluate their theoretical approach to therapy in light of its compatibility or incompatibility with the Christian faith and its application to the practice of marriage and family therapy.

SLO 3.4: Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of human diversity issues and their impact on the therapeutic process.

SLO 3.5: Students will be able to identify and apply Christian principles to the practice of marriage and family therapy.

PLO 4. Research: Student will be able to critically evaluate and conduct clinical research related to all aspects of therapy ensuring the highest quality of therapeutic skill.

SLO 4.1: Demonstrate knowledge of current trends and research methods in the field of marriage and family therapy.

SLO 4.2: Students will review empirical studies of psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy, analyze and synthesize research findings and draw appropriate inferences.

SLO 4.3: Students will conduct relevant research in the area of psychology, counseling, and relationships, especially focusing on how this research impacts marriage and family therapy.

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking entry into the MFT program must apply for admission to the Graduate and Online Admissions Department. Applicants must provide official transcripts for all college-level coursework. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for undergraduate work is required. In addition, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and a comprehensive career statement (instructions may be obtained from the Admissions Department) to the Graduate Admissions office. Full instructions for the application process are available through the Graduate Admissions office, or on-line at www.hiu.edu. Upon completion of all application materials, the MFT admissions committee obtains and reviews each prospective student’s file prior to initial contact from the department for a faculty interview. Viable candidates proceed to an extensive on-campus personal interview with a faculty or staff member of the MFT Program.

Students who have a low GPA (below 3.0) are required to submit a letter of explanation and viability for entrance into the MFT program. Probationary acceptance may be granted if other factors give evidence of the applicant's ability to successfully complete the program. The probationary status will be removed when the student has successfully completed nine semester units with a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher.

Program Format

The program is uniquely formatted, enabling students to attend full-time or part-time. Courses are offered during the day on Tuesdays or Thursdays, and/or Tuesday and Thursday evenings. There may be courses offered on either a Monday or Wednesday evening as well. Fall and Spring terms are 16 weeks and comprised of two modules consisting of eight weeks each, and the entire program may be completed in 24 months. Summer term is 8-10 weeks depending on the course.

In addition to academic course requirements, students are placed in community based clinical training sites where students gain hands-on clinical training experience with diverse clientele. Students are supervised by licensed mental health professionals who have met rigorous supervision standards.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

The MFT degree meets the educational requirements of the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in California, including the requirements of the Business and Professions Code, Section 4980.37, .38, .40, and .41. With approval of the BBS, graduates may sit for their licensing examination upon the completion of 3,000 supervised hours.

Commission of Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapist Education

The Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s program at Hope International University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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Western Seminary offers the Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy. The program is 73 semester units. Courses in marital and family therapy comprise 60 units. While Bible,Theology and Spiritual Formation comprise the remaining 13 units. The program meets all of the necessary requirements for licensure in the State of California. The program is thoroughly grounded in a biblical worldview. Based on the Seminary's Christ-centered approach, theological reflection and spirituality are viewed as significant components in the therapeutic process. In particular, the Seminary underscores the necessity for a healthy sense of self and wholeness in Christ as vital for those desiring to counsel others in the ministry of family therapy. Students are also required to complete 20 hours of their own therapy while in the program. The program combines theoretical constructs with practical application both within the personal lives of students as well as in their future professional work.

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The mission of the Department of Marriage and Family at Fuller Theological Seminary is to prepare men and women for service in the fields of marital and family therapy, family life education, and marriage and family studies. We seek to accomplish this mission by offering an educational environment that fosters integrity and Christian vision. We prepare Christian men and women with clinical skills and academic training required for licensure or professional certification as marital and family therapists, and for certification as family life educators. The curriculum for the Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy (MSMFT) is designed to meet the academic requirements of Sections Section 4980.36 or 4980.37 of the State of California Business and Professions Code, and the curriculum for the MSMFT program offered at Fuller Arizona was designed to meet the requirements of Title 4, Chapter 6, Section R4-6-601 of the Arizona Administrative Code. The Master of Arts degree program in Family Studies (MAFS) is approved by the National Council on Family Relations as meeting the educational requirements toward Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The master's and credential programs in Counseling Psychology prepare competent professional counselors and therapists by broadening their bases of knowledge and by helping them develop the specific skills necessary for successful careers in the helping professions. The programs' emphases include cognitive-behavioral, family systems, lifespan development, and multicultural counseling perspectives. Individuals learn theories and effective practices for working with children, adults and their families in a variety of community mental health, school, work, and health settings.

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, 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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Western Seminary San Jose's Marital and Family Therapy program prepares individuals who are seeking state licensure as MFTs. The Marital and Family Therapy program endeavors to equip marriage and family therapists for ministry in and out of the Church. Our program promotes growth in Christian maturity that is demonstrated through effective interpersonal relationships, while providing students with the expertise to integrate Biblical and theological foundations with the insights of psychology and practical counseling strategies. The curriculum is one of rigorous academic study in order to prepare students for a ministry to the hurting in the community using psychological insights and theological truths. All assignments have practical application in order to prepare the student to serve as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the real world. Students can combine our MFT program with our Addiction Studies Certificate in order to gain more advanced training in the area of addiction and recovery.

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  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The M.S. in Psychology is a professional degree program designed for persons who desire to practice in the field of clinical/counseling psychology. Cal Poly's M.S. in Psychology fulfills the educational requirements for the state of Californias Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program emphasizes personal, academic and practical knowledge and skill development which will enable each graduate to become competent in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and treatment planning for individuals, families, and children. Research competence and ethical practices are also emphasized. Closely supervised pre-fieldwork practicum experiences leading to challenging fieldwork in agencies is the cornerstone of Cal Poly's preparation for the future clinician. Closely supervised experience in Cal Poly's on-campus practicum clinic serving clients from the community provides trainees with the opportunity to develop skills and confidence before undertaking fieldwork in community agencies. In addition, the Central Coast of California offers numerous well-supervised clinical traineeships in public and private non-profit agencies with a variety of client populations.

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  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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The counseling psychology program at Santa Clara offers a Master of Arts in Counseling (51 units) and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (90 units). The MA in Counseling Psychology prepares students for licensing as Marriage and Family Therapists and/or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. Both degrees provide a broad array of theoretical perspectives (e.g., CBT, Object Relations, Existential, Process Experiential, Jungian, Mindfulness-based therapies, as well as Group, Child and Adolescent foci) encouraging students to develop specializations in any of the theoretical areas offered. In addition, there are 3 Emphasis Programs: Health Psychology, Correctional Psychology, and Latino Psychology. Students may choose among these, or fashion their own emphasis within the Master's program. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and the combination of academic integrity and clinical sophistication and experience of our faculty. Our students are the most sought-after candidates for internships programs in the Santa Clara Valley, and our graduates rate their experience at Santa Clara as extraordinarily valuable.

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  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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The intent of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary is to prepare Christian counselors with the knowledge, skills, and insight to practice counseling in the church or clinical settings. The curriculum encourages the integration of theology, theory, personal formation, and professional practice. Students are expected to engage in personal counseling for their own growth. The program covers the content areas required for the California Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure exams and student membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is accredited by WASC and ATS. 

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  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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The department of Family & Consumer Sciences is inspired by the belief that a supportive, challenging learning environment is a foundation for the personal, intellectual, and professional development of our students, faculty, and staff. FCS encompasses the study of relationships among people and their personal environments, focusing on the impact of physical, biological, and social environments on human behavior and development.

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  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
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