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Accredited Institute

Friends University exists to provide a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education that incorporates liberal arts instruction and professional studies within the context of the Christian faith.

Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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This master's degree program offers the student a complete course of study in the role of the family in our society today. The program approaches modern family theory from a Christian perspective. Course work focuses on positive action that educators and parents can take to reduce the harmful effects of current trends in society. The program is designed to assist educators and parents in understanding problems confronting the family and providing help in meeting the needs of families today. Many classes in the program are available by E-learning.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
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Position yourself for increased career opportunities and job satisfaction in the fast-growing counseling field. This CACREP-accredited master's specialization in Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling/Therapy is a rigorous program that includes online course work, residencies, and field experiences designed to prepare you for state licensure eligibility. You will learn to apply family systems theories and therapeutic techniques to address a wide range of relationship issues and to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders and problems within the family system. 

Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
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The Department, which has a small faculty-student ratio, teaches psychology as a science in the undergraduate and graduate programs. There is an emphasis on development of research skills, development of critical thinking skills, and on applied experience through activities such as service learning and internships.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
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Accredited Institute

The Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage & Family Therapy program has been designed to educate and train students to function effectively as marriage and family therapists. Argosy University's Hawaii campus provides for its master's students an educational program with the necessary theoretical and clinical elements that will allow them to be effective therapists of couples, families, groups and individuals. The program introduces students to therapeutic foundations of systemic theory and the development of appropriate clinical relationships. Coursework in addiction studies and substance abuse counseling prepare students to work with families affected by the burgeoning substance abuse problem in Hawai'i and elsewhere.

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

The Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage & Family Therapy program recognizes the need to provide marriage and family therapists with the extensive knowledge and range of skills necessary to function effectively in their profession. The program introduces students to basic skills that integrate systemic theoretical foundations of marriage and family therapy into appropriate client interaction and intervention skills. The program emphasizes the development of attitudes, knowledge, and skills essential in the formation of marriage and family therapists who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services. The program has been developed by the school faculty members to provide working students with the opportunity to pursue personal and professional goals through completion of a master's program.

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

The Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage & Family Therapy program recognizes the need to provide marriage and family therapists with the extensive knowledge and range of skills necessary to function effectively in their profession. The program introduces students to basic skills that integrate systemic theoretical foundations of marriage and family therapy into appropriate client interaction and intervention skills. The program emphasizes the development of attitudes, knowledge, and skills essential in the formation of marriage and family therapists who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services. The program has been developed by the school faculty members to provide working students with the opportunity to pursue personal and professional goals through completion of a master's program.

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

Through the Marriage and Family Therapy program, qualified college graduates have the opportunity to take part in a highly rewarding and challenging course of study leading to the Master of Arts degree and to eligibility for licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy in the State of Connecticut. Fairfield's program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). All faculty members are Approved Supervisors and Clinical Members of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and licensed in the State of Connecticut. Through their publications, presentations of papers, and service on numerous professional, state, and national committees, the faculty maintain national and international recognition in the field. The program offers specialized training in various models of family therapy with an emphasis on structural and strategic approaches, and has contractual relationships with more than 45 placement sites in 20 neighboring communities. At these sites, students may obtain their supervised clinical experience during their four semesters of practicum and internship. Upon completion of the program, students may apply for associate membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Following additional post-degree clinical experience and supervision, they may apply for clinical membership in this organization and sit for Connecticut's licensing examination. Program study is in areas of 1) theoretical foundations, 2) clinical practice, 3) individual development and family relations, 4) professional identity and ethics, 5) research, 6) supervised clinical practice, and (7) recommended electives.

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

Students have the opportunity to earn the Masters of Science degree in Counseling: Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling (MFCC) Option. This Masters degree satisfies the academic requirement for the California State Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) License, which also requires 3000 hours of supervised experience, at least 1700 of which must be completed after earning the Masters degree. Imbedded in this Masters degree is all the coursework necessary to earn the California State Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Counseling with the Advanced Authorization in Child Welfare and Attendance (CWA). The PPS credential provides the qualifications necessary to work as a school counselor in grades K-12 in the public schools. The CWA authorization is necessary in many school districts in order to work in the Pupil Services and Attendance (PSA) divisions. The School Based Family Counseling Program is designed to prepare students with the clinical skills of an independent marriage and family therapist and the wide range of competencies of an effective school counselor. Students learn to work with families and children from a variety of systems-oriented perspectives in a variety of environments. The SBFC option recognizes that the two most important sources of influence in a child's life are the family and the school. When a child is having behavioral or academic difficulties in school, efforts are focused on strategies to develop a collaborative effort between the family and school to maximize the academic and social success of the child. School Based Family Counselors work to increase parental involvement in children's educational process in efforts to assist the child to become successful in school and in the community.

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

The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University is designed for those who wish to gain the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to counsel in a variety of settings. Catering to a diverse range of professional and personal goals, the MS in Counseling Psychology offers a curriculum that academically prepares students for MFT licensure as well as a concentration for the Professional Cilinical Counselor (dual licensure option) and a certificated concentration in Forensic Psychology.  Additionally, the MS can be paired with the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology or the Master of Arts in Counseling Ministry.

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

The Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy consists of 60 semester hours course work, 500 hours of face-to-face direct-client-contact therapy (with at least 50% being with couples and families), and 100 hours of faculty supervision (of which 50% or more should be individual supervision). Recommendation for the granting of the MSMFT degree requires the completion of prescribed course work with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and completion of the client contact and supervision hours. Students seeking to become Licensed Professional Counselors in Arkansas (and other states) are encouraged to take six (6) additional hours. Practicum in the Clinic may begin during the latter part of the spring semester. Beginning date is determined by client load and contact hours of the second year class. Third semester initiates clinical practicum (3 hours) and nine (9) hours of academic course load. Students will continue practicum for four semesters, and are evaluated continuously during that period. In addition to completion of course work and 500 hours of therapy, students are required to demonstrate pre-professional competence in the following areas before final approval for graduation: personal maturity and integrity, adherence to Harding University's Code of Conduct, conceptual understanding of personal and interpersonal behavior, familiarity with marriage and family theory and therapy literature, coherent therapeutic methodology, insight into own personality, and sound ethical judgment culminating in a satisfactory internship experience.

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

The Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and a CACREP-accredited graduate degree in Counselor Education. Psychology includes a graduate degree with a theoretical or clinical track. The Counseling Program includes tracks in Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, and School Counseling. The Division of Psychology and Counseling has world-renowned faculty and strives to meet the University mission of offering creative, innovative, challenging, and financially accessible programs. Governors State University is located south of Chicago.

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

The Human Relations department is composed of four majors; psychology, behavioral science, social work, and child and family studies (CFS). The CFS program was instituted in 2000 and is composed of three tracks: 1) Administration and Management which prepares students to work in an administrative or management position in an agency of business providing services to children and families (e.g. child care centers, elder day care, nursing home administration, etc.), 2) Child and Family Research which prepares students whose primary goal is child and family research, and 3) Child/Family Intervention which prepares students for working in a social/family agency or attending graduate school for counselor education, social work, applied sociology, or child and family studies.

Areas of Study
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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Accredited Institute

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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Accredited Institute

The counselor education emphasis of the Department of Counseling and Special Education includes a variety of programs that lead to professional service in the counseling/human services professions. Students may pursue a 60-unit Master of Science in Counseling: option in Marriage and Family Therapy Degree (CACREP Approved) which fulfills the educational requirements for the California Marriage and Family Therapy license, a 60-unit Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Degree (CORE Approved), a 48-unit Master of Science in Counseling Degree with emphases in School Counseling and Student Services Counseling in Higher Education. Additionally, students may pursue the California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential for service in the pubic schools with authorization in counseling.

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

The program introduces students to basic skills that integrate systemic theorietical foundations of marriage and family therapy into appropriate client interaction and intervention skills.

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

The Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) Program provides comprehensive clinical training for a career as a masters-level couple and family therapist. Emphasis is given to developing students capabilities to work at multiple levels of clinical treatment - ranging from children and adults to couples and families. The CFT curriculum meets Washington State licensing requirements for both mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy. It also is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Education (COAMFTE). Graduates of the CFT Program can expect to have achieved the following: (1) competence in conducting individual and family clinical assessment, (2) knowledge of the foundations and theory of couple and family systems, (3) competence in the theory and methods of therapeutic practice, (4) awareness of and appreciation for the multicultural aspects of human behavior, and (5) knowledge of the standards for the ethical and responsible practice of therapy.

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

In 2010, US News and World Report ranked marriage and family therapy as one of the best 50 careers. According to the report, an increased acceptance of marriage and family therapy will result in a projected industry growth of 14% between 2008 and 2018. The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling (MAF) program will prepare you to join this relevant field.

In the program, you'll complete coursework and practicums focused on understanding and integrating individual lifestyle dynamics within marital and family systems. You'll also obtain assessment skills in major models of marital and family therapy. All experiences will emphasize the application of skills in advocacy, consultation, systems change, and leadership.

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