Program Overview

Amridge University offers a Doctor of Ministry in Family Therapy II for professionals who have degrees as a Master of Divinity in a field related to Family Therapy or other types of therapy services. This degree has multiple concentrations designed to help students prepare to counsel couples, families, and individuals by combining academics and practice in counseling to prepare students for family therapy and counseling ministry.

The program consists of classroom courses that emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and other real-world examples in education that will be applicable on the job. Those classes include family therapy in the doctor of ministry settings. Students will take multiple practical courses in family therapy, as well as several courses performing and completing a research dissertation.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to have earned their degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles learned in the program into their development as a functional professional in their field. These qualifications include: the ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills in therapy which can be applied in church settings, agency setting, or other professional settings; to demonstrate advanced knowledge and professional skills in family therapy; to understand interpret ministry in relation to the context of family therapy; to become acquainted with literature, materials, and methodologies which develop leadership, teaching, and counseling skills used in helping relationships; and to develop personal reflection and growth.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Amridge University is a private, non-profit university that is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Amridge University was founded in 1967, in Montgomery, AL and was originally known as the Alabama Christian School of Religion. Throughout its history, Amridge University has primarily served as a theological seminary, training ministers in Bible and Christian counseling, but has expanded its educational programs over the years and now offers additional degrees, all of which are taught from a Christian perspective. Amridge’s Turner School of Theology is a central part of the university and offers all levels of degrees in ministry and theology.

    Primarily a distance learning university offering all of its programs online, Amridge University also offers classes at its 9-acre campus, located in Montgomery, Alabama. The Amridge campus consists of a single structure, known as the Morgan W. Brown Building that contains the universities classrooms, library and administrative offices. Satellite campuses exist in Nashville, Tennesee, and Phoenix, Arizona. 


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