The Marriage and Family Program is designed to prepare family therapists to work specifically with families in a wide variety of work settings. The program requires 48 semester hours. As a faculty, we do not teach or adhere to a single theory or school approach to marriage and family therapy. Rather, we teach all of the major approaches and expect the student to be willing to examine each of these in his/her work with clients. We want the student to understand, compare, and evaluate the major approaches. The student's task is to integrate them into a personally meaningful and effective approach for the purpose of helping families change, and for the purpose of helping others understand families better through teaching and research.
Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accreditation agency.
Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).