MA in Couple and Family Therapy
Location: AU New England
Credits for Degree: 61 semester credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Low Residency
Standard time to completion: 33 months
The Master’s Degree in Couple and Family Therapy prepares students to become socially proficient couples and family therapists by integrating the principles of social justice and diversity throughout all courses and clinical work. These mental health professionals are trained to work with individuals, couples,and families from a relational and systemic perspective. Through a systemic lens, CFTs approach treatment holistically by focusing on the mind, body, social contexts, and relational systems-partners, coworkers, friends, and family members-of their clients.
Students are prepared to begin a career in CFT by providing basic didactic and clinical skills, as well as professional development and socialization. The CFT curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of New Hampshire and is professionally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). It remains for students to ensure they are eligible for licensing in the specific state(s) in which they intend to practice.
Designed to be completed in just under three years of full-time enrollment, the master’s program is offered through a low-residency format. In-person residencies are required throughout the three-year program as follows: Two 4-day residencies (fall and spring) during years one and two and one final, 2-day residency in year three in spring with your graduating cohort. Residencies typically take place on or near the Antioch New England Campus in the fall semester (generally September), as well as the spring concluding residency; and on or near one of our Antioch Southern California Campuses for the spring semester . Between residencies, students work on course material both asynchronously through online assignments and synchronously through virtual (Zoom) class meetings. Students complete one full year of coursework before engaging in internship experiences in years two and three. During the internship experience, students will be required to attend weekly virtual (Zoom) supervision meetings, in addition to attending on-site supervision meetings at their internship placement/site.
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