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Couple & Family Therapy Concentration

Couple & Family Therapy Concentration

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The Couple & Family Therapy Concentration is one of seven concentrations in the Clinical and Counseling Psychology M.S. degree program

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.

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The concentration requires students to take 18 credits made up of the following courses

Required concentration courses:

  • PSYG 612   Advanced Theories of Couple & Family Therapy (608)      
  • PSYG 614   Couple & Family Therapy Techniques (608, 612)
  • PSYG 616   Advanced Couple & Family Therapy Techniques (614)      
  • PSYG 618   Human Sexuality and Couples
  • PSYG 604  A Systemic Approach to the Problems of Adolescents
  • PSYG 638 Systemic Treatment of Addictions (608)
  • PSYG 682 Working with Latino Families (608)
  • Plus two elective courses of your choosing

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$55 application fee waived for all online sessions or campus visits.