Psy.D. Marital and Family Therapy
Pre-licensed and licensed master’s-level mental health professionals who want to advance in their careers and take advantage of leadership opportunities that a doctoral degree provides should consider the Chicago School’s Psy.D. Marital and Family Therapy program at our Los Angeles campus.
With courses like Community Clinical and Agency Management and Advanced Family Systems Theories, students have the opportunity to marry business skills and a deeper understanding of psychological principles. Psy.D. Marital and Family Therapy coursework covers topics such as:
Advanced clinical principles
Teaching in higher education
For those interested in pursuing an academic career, an optional teaching apprentice program is available for qualified students, which provides the opportunity to teach classes in the Los Angeles master’s program.
Students also write an applied research dissertation that includes topic options like program development or evaluation, and grant writing.
Psy.D. Marital and Family Therapy graduates will become experts in theory, assessment, applied research, teaching and administration, and will be prepared to serve as senior leaders or administrators in educational and clinical environments.
The Chicago School is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.