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Jefferson College of Health Professions
130 S 9th Street, Ste 100
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Master’s Degree in Couple and Family Therapy
Our Master’s Degree in Family Therapy (MFT) is a unique collaborative effort between two highly-respected institutions: Thomas Jefferson University and the Council for Relationships. This is a full-time, two-year, 66-credit program, which is modeled on the core curriculum developed by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), focusing on key areas of contemporary practice, including:
The curriculum reflects a bio-psychosocial approach to understanding human behavior, viewing the behavior of individuals, couples, families and larger systems as the result of an interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors. It also reflects a commitment to training therapists to be aware of and sensitive to issues of cultural diversity and their impact on family functioning and the therapeutic process.
At the end of the first year of study, students will select one of two specialty tracks: the Sex Therapy Track or the Family Therapy Track. Both serve to develop a deep understanding of some of today’s most pressing clinical issues.
The Sex Therapy Track requires two advanced courses in sex therapy, while the Family Therapy Track requires advanced coursework in medical family therapy and family violence. Each has specific practicum opportunities that bolster student learning. Admission to each track requires faculty approval.
Throughout the program, students must complete 500 clinical hours, 200 of which must be with couples and/or families. Students are not required to find their own practicum sites, as these are offered through the Council for Relationships.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 63
Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999