Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT)
The DMFT is a practitioner oriented terminal degree. The primary emphasis of the DMFT degree program is different from the Ph.D. program in that it seeks specifically to produce professionals whose chief contributions will be in the clinical rather than academic sphere. Still, there is a great deal of overlap in the core curriculum between the two programs.
The DMFT is a 78-credit-hour program designed for individuals holding master's degrees that prepares graduates for careers as private practitioners, agency administrators, clinical supervisors, and senior clinicians. The DMFT program is different from the Ph.D. program in that its emphasis is on producing professionals who contribute foremost in the clinical, rather than academic, sphere of the discipline. The program is designed to expand and enhance a student's existing clinical skills in order to make them top level practitioners, while at the same time demonstrating the place of program/clinical research in this pursuit.
Goals of the DMFT program: 1) reflect the diversity of our community; 2) demonstrate integrity and ethical practice; and 3) collaborate in providing clinical service to the community.
Students of the DMFT program: 1) learn how to write and communicate at a professional level; 2) learn how to present their clinical work in professional settings; 3) learn how to teach, supervise, and consult; 4) demonstrate skills as competent marriage and family therapists; and 5) enter the community as leaders in their field.
Program Objectives of the DMFT program: 1) recruit faculty from diverse backgrounds; 2) recruit, enroll, and graduate students from diverse backgrounds; 3) provide close supervision of therapy to ensure competent and ethical practice; 4) collaborate with NSU clinical services and other community agencies in the provision of clinical services; and 5) reach out to local schools and other agencies to provide training for teachers
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, Telephone number: 404-679-4501).
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 20,000 and above