Program Overview

The online Medical Family Therapy specialization trains you to take a systems approach to conducting psychotherapy with patients and family members facing chronic or acute medical difficulties. This unique approach addresses the interactions among patients, their families, doctors and other healthcare professionals. You will gain an understanding of the benefits of an integrated and collaborative healthcare approach that can be a significant factor for improved physical and mental health in patients and their families.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission,Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Requirements

    A master degree is required. A current resume or CV is required.

    School Overview

    The Department of Marriage and Family Sciences offers doctoral, master’s and post-graduate certificate programs in marriage and family therapy. Becoming a marriage and family therapist is more than just a job. It’s about helping individuals, couples and families navigate the natural stressors and unexpected challenges of life. NCU offers the first distance-based MAMFT program to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), plus the first and only distance-based PhD in MFT program to be accredited by COAMFTE. With coursework delivered online*, you will also gain experience with face-to-face client interaction through practicums and internships in your local community under the direction of an approved clinical supervisor. Courses are taught by professors who all hold doctoral degrees, so you learn from seasoned professionals in your field of study.

    *Marriage & Family Sciences courses are primarily online, however, practicum/internships/clinical supervision activities include traditional engagement in the communities in which our students live.

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