The Certificate program provides academic and experiential training intended to prepare professionals with Masters’ degrees in Human Services or a related field for Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure. While the program requires completion of approximately 39-42 credits beyond the Master’s degree, prospective students can have their transcript evaluated in advance by the MFT program coordinator to see if some courses that have been taken in another program can be transferred. The total number of transfer credits can not be more than 20.
The marriage and family therapy (MFT) program’s mission is to foster highly qualified professionals at the Master’s level, who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to improve the quality of well-being, for individuals, families, and wider social systems within their diverse and multicultural setting. Clinical training gives balanced attention to the range of physical/organic, interpersonal, relational, and cultural/contextual factors that can cause or exacerbate the issues presented for treatment by providing multiple points of intervention designed to positively impact the client’s contextual environment.