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Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy provides you with a strong understanding of counseling principles and strategies to prepare you to seek licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Courses will provide you with a thorough background in individual and group counseling theories and techniques, as well as clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of ethical, professional, and legal issues in counseling.
COUN 603 - Premarital & Marital Counseling
COUN 620 - Counseling Children, Adolescents & Their Families
COUN 667 - Clinical Diagnosis & Treatment Planning
COUN 698 - Counseling Practicum
You may also be interested in exploring our master degree in Addiction Counseling, Human Services Counseling, or Professional Counseling.
Online with required intensives
60 total hours
A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable.
Three credit hour internship
Three credit hour practicum
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Mental Health Agency
The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 14 percent growth for mental health counselors, which is must faster than the average for all occupations. Insurance companies offer more coverage for mental health services than in the past, so the federal government, community clinics, and local hospitals are expanding their mental health counseling staff to provide effective treatment for patients.*
*Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.
The M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy program may lead to licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) in most states.
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National Counselor Examination
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