Human Development and Family Studies: Marriage and Family Therapy M.S.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Program prepares students to work in mental health, family service, medical, and human service settings. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education and meets the academic requirements for clinical membership in the AAMFT. The Program generally takes two years and two summers and requires five hundred (500) hours of clinical practice in order to graduate. Additional hours of clinical practice under supervision are required after graduation to meet state licensure standards and qualify for clinical membership in AAMFT.
- satisfactorily complete an established array of courses
- accrue 500 hours of client contact through teaming, the Marriage and Family Therapy Center, and (for the majority of students) through an external internship
- satisfactorily complete an integrative paper and presentation
Clinical training emphasizes treating individuals, couples, and families in relationship to larger systems that influence them. Supervised practica continue throughout the program.
MFT program graduates function as competent and ethical marriage and family therapy professionals and have a solid knowledge base of marriage and family therapy theory and research as well as clinical practice principles. The MFT Program successfully prepares graduates for employment as marriage and family therapists in community agencies and private practice.
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Durham, NH 03824 Phone: (603) 862-5021