This concentration offers a comprehensive study of family systems theories along with numerous opportunities for practical application through use of live in-class and video role-playing sessions in family and couple counseling. Students will learn about systems focused treatment of specific populations, including adolescents and addictions, and will be prepared to competently assess and treat diverse families and couples.
Completion of this concentration fulfills the educational requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania and in many other states. Graduates of the program with this concentration are positioned to work in family therapy treatment settings, but are not limited to working only with couples and families. MFT’s provide therapy in a wide range of settings for individuals across the lifespan from a systems-informed treatment approach.