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Marriage and Family Therapy

La Salle University

24 months
Duration
875 USD/credit 26250 USD/year
875 USD/credit 26250 USD/year
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About

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at La Salle University progresses from a knowledge base of core courses in systems theory to a sequence of skills courses in assessment and intervention, to actual clinical practice, completed in the final year.

Overview

Marriage and Family Therapy is an approach to mental health care, which seeks to help people within the context of their families and their relationships, using family systems theories and interventions. Its practitioners hold a common assumption that if the individual is to change, the context must change. 

La La Salle University’s Marriage and Family Therapy degree prepares students for licensure as marriage and family therapists (LMFT) in Pennsylvania and most other states and for employment in many professional settings. 

Upon graduation from the program, students meet the education eligibility requirement the national exam for licensure. The MFT degree also is excellent preparation for those students planning to pursue doctoral studies in marriage and family therapy or a related field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Marriage and Family Therapy students will use an ethical approach with developmental and cultural sensitivity.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy students will use MFT/systems theories to guide case conceptualization, treatment planning, & clinical practice.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy students will utilize appropriate systemic techniques and interventions to maintain collaborative relationships with clients.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy students will demonstrate the ability to assess and diagnose in their clinical practice.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate research relevant to their clinical practice.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy students will develop professional identities as MFTs.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy students will demonstrate an understanding of oneself and professional maturity in their approach to responsibilities.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Laboratory 
  • Psychopathology
  • Human Behavior: A Developmental perspective
  • Systems, Systemic Thinking, and Ethic:
  • Therapeutic Approaches for Children and Adolescent:
  • Contextual Family Therapy
  • Multicultural Counseling and Therapy
  • Marital and Couple: Therapy
  • Understanding Relationship:
  • Addiction: and the Family

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Evidence of completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum of 9-12 hours in psychology, marriage and family studies or counseling
  • The online application for admission.
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
  • Work experience (paid or volunteer) in an area related to marriage and family therapy or the mental health field is considered.
  • A personal statement 
  • Evidence of the ability to meet the qualifications, both academic and professional, required for field placement in the profession.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    26250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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