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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy

A Multifaith, Interfaith, Spiritually-Integrated Program

The Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy integrates clinical knowledge, skills, and research with multifaith insight and spiritual formation. Students learn about systems theory, evidence-based approaches to couples and family therapy, development, mental health, and research within clinical practice. The degree requires 500 hours of supervised clinical practice, including group and individual supervision provided by State and AAMFT-approved Supervisors.

This program addresses the need for therapists to work with families and individuals who come from complex worlds, including diverse faith and cultural traditions. Therapists are prepared to treat a wide variety of presenting problems, from difficulties with family transitions to individuals who present with anxiety, depression, and other mental health related concerns. Required courses introduce systemic treatment, psychopathology, assessment, and diagnosis in order to offer clients holistic care. The Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy affords graduates the skills to utilize clients’ own faith and belief practices by incorporating spiritual reflections, rituals, and discussions into the clinical work at the clients’ request, in order to help clients live healthier and more fulfilling lives.