19900 Plummer St
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Master in Marriage and Family Therapy
About the Program
The Master in Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) program is designed to prepare graduates to work as licensed marriage and family therapists. For nearly 50 years, our MFT graduates have been making a difference in the lives of others as they grow professionally and personally. Systems theories are the core of the academic program, as students are exposed to foundational concepts and the most cutting-edge, research based developments in clinical methodology.
Learning occurs on three levels: traditional academic instruction, skills training, and personal and professional growth. Lectures and reading assignments are always complemented by hands-on practice. Students are challenged to explore their interpersonal processes in order to develop the personal qualities of excellent psychotherapists. Our program respects and encourages students of diverse backgrounds to learn with and from each other, to be prepared to work in complex, multicultural environments. The cohort model, in which a consistent group of students goes through the program together, provides a context in which students learn about systems by reflecting on their cohort process, as well as by academic study.
The Marriage and Family Therapy program utilizes the family systems theory as the theoretical basis for academic learning and clinical skills training; however, the program presents a broad array of models for assisting individuals, couples, families, and larger systems to develop and grow. Students are encouraged to align themselves with theories and approaches that fit with their own developing professional identities.
In practicum, students have support and careful advisement to locate appropriate sites for real-life therapeutic experience consistent with their clinical interests. Students are required to obtain practicum hours that provide clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families.
The MMFT program of Phillips Education Center of Campbellsville University is both experiential and applied in our educational philosophy. All faculty are licensed, practicing professionals with diverse specializations. This brings a wealth of experience to the classroom that enhances the students’ education and their careers post-graduation.
Our Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy is a 60-unit curriculum delivered over five terms.
One full day of class either on Saturday or on a weekday from 8am- 5pm.
A three hour weekly Case Conference section for the first two terms, which is offered at various times during the week.
Beginning as early as the second term, students may gain practicum hours at a clinical placement site. The practicum experience extends throughout the remainder of the program. Students should expect to spend approximately 15-20 hours per week in clinical experience, training, and supervision in addition to regular class time.
Our MFT graduates pursue work in a variety of settings including:
Employee Assistance Programs
Health Maintenance Organizations
Community Mental Health Centers
Business and Consulting Companies
Schools and Head Start Centers
Social Services Agencies
Universities and Research Centers
Courts and Correctional Facilities
Classification: Specialized Institution—Other
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 0-999