M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) provide therapeutic services to help their clients overcome a wide range of mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. MFTs view their clients in the context of relationships - assuming that every individual influences and is influenced by people in his/her life in a systemic fashion.
Marriage and family therapists may work with individuals, couples, or families who are coping with a wide range of problems including depression, anxiety, marital and relationship problems, child-parent conflict, and more. They assist their clients in better understanding how their personal behavior patterns may be influencing the behaviors of those around them. MFTs help their clients find new ways of thinking about and interacting with others - and ultimately lead more harmonious, fulfilling lives.
Marriage and family therapy is one of the fastest growing disciplines in the mental health field and MFTs apply their skills in many different work settings, including private practice, social service agencies, inpatient psychiatric facilities, hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, and even courts and prisons.
ABOUT PACIFIC OAKS COLLEGE
Pacific Oaks College is a nonprofit, accredited institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs in early childhood education, human development, counseling, and teaching credentialing.
Founded more than 60 years ago by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College is dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social justice, and the valuing of every human being. The institution is known and recognized for its pioneering efforts to reduce bias within our nation’s education system, and for equipping graduates with the skills they need to help people from diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and strengths uncover and realize their unique individual potentials.
Students report that attending Pacific Oaks College is a transforming experience, enabling them to emerge empowered to stand up for themselves and others—and to help those they serve become all they can be.
Pacific Oaks College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Pacific Oaks College has been accredited by WASC since 1959.
In recognition of our unique teaching/learning pedagogy, Pacific Oaks has received Special Commendation for Distinguished Achievement in Undergraduate Education from the American Association of Colleges and Universities.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: Under 1,000