The curriculum of the M.A. Program in Marriage and Family Therapy comprises seminars, clinical courses, and supervised internships. The curriculum is designed to expose students both to traditional models of family therapy and to more recently developed postmodern/social constructionist approaches.
In order to achieve an integration of theory with practice, the Program includes four semesters of supervised internships. Students begin their internship experience at Hofstra’s Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic, located on campus in the Saltzman Center. Following this experience, students are placed in off-campus clinical settings, which have been approved by the Program. During this portion of their training, students receive weekly individual supervision of their clinical work at their internship site, as well as group supervision on campus. Client-contact hours accrued by students during their internships count toward the total client contact hours required for licensure.