Amridge University offers a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy for students who are interested in working with individuals, groups, and families in providing therapeutic services. Students will learn the foundations of marriage and family therapy through study of theory, scientific research, and clinical practices and procedures. The goal of the program is to prepare students for licensure as marriage and family therapists and to prepare them for future studies at post-graduate and doctoral level.
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 ethics and professional identity, community and social systems, theories of counseling and psychotherapy, theories of marriage and family therapy, human development, human sexual development, theories of personality development, marriage and family development, social and multicultural diversity, basic counseling techniques in helping relationships, interpersonal and family dynamics, marital and family systems, counseling for abusive relationships, systemic treatment of substance related disorders, research and evaluation, assessment of individuals and families, psychopathology and psychopharmacology, advanced therapy, professional ethics and the law, psychology of grief, death, and dying, and lifestyle and career development.
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 they learned in the program into their development as a functional and affective professional.
Official transcripts. A bachelors degree is required.
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges