Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy (Nevada)

Lead Faculty: Dr. Jan Parker

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree - Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization emphasizes marriage and family therapy and is designed for students who are committed to the practice of individual, couples, family, adolescent, and child psychotherapy. The courses arenbsp;aligned to meet the academic requirements of the Nevada Board of Examiners for MFT's.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Establish professional relationships with diverse clients that provide the necessary conditions for therapeutic change.
  2. Diagnose and assess categories of mental distress, psychopathology, and problems in living in diverse individuals, couples, families, and systems according to the current diagnostic systems.
  3. Develop strategies and detailed plans for successful and ethical psychotherapeutic interventions with diverse client groups in various clinical contexts, including crisis intervention and case management assessment.
  4. Critically evaluate and assess various models of psychotherapy and execute psychotherapeutic interventions within diverse relationships.
  5. Integrate professional and personal development through self-reflection and introspective awareness.
  6. Apply clinical theory, research, and related literature within the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.
  7. Apply professional ethics, values, and relevant laws and legal codes to the professional roles and systems related to the practice of Marriage and Family Therapy.


(7 courses; 25.5 quarter units)
Area of Specialization Requirements (7 courses; 25.5 quarter units)
Students choosing the MFT Specialization must complete the following seven courses in addition to the MAC core coursework in order to complete their MAC degree.
Core Requisite(s):