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Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy / LGBTQ Couple & Family Therapy

Program Details

NCU’s MFT master’s degree program will help you develop the skills and facilitate personal and professional growth that is needed for effective practice in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. Coursework and training is designed to follow the guidelines of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), which are the same guidelines used by most states to establish required courses to satisfy licensure requirements.

Same-sex couples face many of the same relational issues as heterosexual couples, but the attendant differences can create unique challenges as well. The LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy specialization is designed to prepare you to work with clients in the LGBTQ community and to specialize in working with couples and families using a family therapy, systems-oriented approach. In this specialization, you will be required to complete two content courses focused in this area, a research course focused on issues related to working with LGBTQ couples and families, and at least 100 hours of clinical experience in an approved setting with a qualified local clinical supervisor.

Requirements

This program requires face-to-face clinical hours and supervision.

  • Evidence of a conferred bachelor’s and/or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Current resume or CV
  • Statement of Intent
  • Licensure plan (not required for applicants with an existing MFT license)
  • Statement of professional ethics and conduct
  • List of clinical site possibilities in the area of residence
  • Course transfer/waive request (if applicable)
  • Interview with an MFT faculty member
  • Background check

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Restrictions

This degree may not meet the requirements of Arkansas, Kansas, or New Hampshire.