Graduate Certificates are a great way to begin exploring aspects of our Master’s degree programs without committing to the entire program. This certificate trains you in foundational marriage and family counseling skills. Though the program is not intended to provide sufficient training for professional counseling, it offers you knowledge and abilities often needed when dealing with people. Additionally, this certificate is designed to easily transition into the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy program if desired.

Core Courses

CC525 Foundations for Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
CC527 Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy I (3)
CC528 Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy II (3)
CC625 Assessment in Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
CC637 Family Therapy – Skills and Practice (3)

Choose two courses from the following:
CC633 Dynamics of Development of Life Span (3)
CC713 Children and Adolescents in Family Therapy (3)
CC726 Marriage Therapy – Theory and Practice (3)
CC729 Abusive and Addictive Family Systems (3)

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Choose two courses from the following:
CC545 Premarital Counseling Seminar (1)
CC646 Psychological Tests and Measurements (1)
CC748 Relevant Issues in the Practice of MFT (1)

Total: 23 Credits

Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling


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