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Marriage and Family Counseling

Marriage and Family Counseling

Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) are highly-trained mental health professionals who bring a family-oriented perspective to health care. They evaluate and treat mental and emotional disorders and other health and behavioral problems, and address a wide array of relationship issues within the context of the family system. MFTs believe that individuals and their problems must be seen in context, and that the most important context is the family. Marriage and family therapy's prominence in the mental health field has increased due to its brief, solution-focused treatment, its family-centered approach, and its demonstrated effectiveness, as well as, from renewed public awareness of the value of family life and concern about the increased stresses on families in a rapidly changing world.

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Northcentral University Online

General Family Therapy
Doctor of Philosophy in MFT

The Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy program is focused on developing the skills and personal and professional growth that is requisite for effective practice in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. Also offers advanced clinical education and training, research coursework and opportunities, and supervision training and experience. Northcentral University strives to enable students to make informed choices about their academic program selection by making disclosures to prospective students in a clear, timely, and meaningful way.

The PhD in MFT program also offers the following specializations:

  • Addictions
  • Medical Family Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Couple Therapy
  • Therapy with Military Families

General Family Therapy
Doctorate in MFT

When helping with the challenges facing today's families, one never knows what emotional issues a family might experience. The General Family Therapy DMFT specialization allows you to select courses from a broad range of electives to fit your personal interests and professional ambitions. In this specialization you are required to focus your course projects, internship work and dissertation research on issues related to marriage and family therapy, dependent upon your career intentions. Offering increased flexibility, this specialization permits you to select four courses (12 credit hours) from the Marriage and Family Therapy curriculum at the 8000 level. Additionally, courses from NCU's School of Psychology may be considered as well (with approval on a case-by-case basis) for fulfillment of this requirement.

The DMFT program also offers the following specializations:
  • Mental Health Adminstration
  • Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Medical Family Therapy
  • Therapy with Military Families
  • Couple Therapy
University of the Rockies Online

Marriage, Couples & Family Counseling
Master of Arts in Counseling

Enhance your knowledge of human relationships with your Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling Specialization through University of the Rockies online. Study theoretical and applied psychology to understand child and adult psychopathology and treatment, professional ethics, assessment and statistics, and counseling techniques. You will also complete training in therapy for couples, families, and children. You do not need to relocate or interrupt your career – you can pursue your dreams online or with a combination of evening and weekend classes.

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