NO Group Work
100% Online Learning
Medical challenges can often overwhelm a family emotionally and the guidance of a trained professional can make the difference. The Medical Family Therapy specialization is designed to prepare you to work with individuals, couples and family who are facing chronic and acute medical difficulties. Medical Family Therapy incorporates a family therapy, systems perspective in helping clients to understand and manage their medical difficulties. In this specialization you will be required to complete two focused content courses, a research course focused on issues related to medical family therapy, and at least 50 hours of clinical experience in an approved medical setting with a qualified local clinical supervisor.
NU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.
100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.
One to One Engagement
You won’t have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NU, you’ll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Learning Outcomes
- Employ competence in working with diverse populations in clinical settings.
- Evaluate family systems oriented clinical skills across a variety of contexts.
- Examine family systems theory oriented models of therapy.
- Formulate a decision-making process for ethical dilemmas congruent with the AAMFT Code of Ethics.
National University pursues programmatic accreditation whenever appropriate. The Master’s and PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy are COAMFTE and IACSTE accredited.
The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) is the accrediting body for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
The International Accreditation Commission for Systemic Therapy Education (IACSTE) focuses on the development and implementation of quality standards for programs around the world that provide systemic therapy education and training.
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