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Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy - General Family Therapy

Northcentral University's Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in General Family Therapy program is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of research and clinical positions in marriage and family therapy. Read more about Northcentral University's DMFT with a specialization in General Family Therapy program.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in General Family Therapy

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Students considering enrolling in Northcentral University's Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in General Family Therapy program should have an interest in helping couples and families through counseling in a therapy setting. Applicants to Northcentral University's doctoral programs should have a master's degree or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy program at Northcentral University is intended to prepare graduates for careers where they counsel couples and families. The core courses cover topics in MFT research, grant-writing, program design, and research methods. Students will also have the opportunity to take several portfolio courses that will help them gain expertise in their academic discipline. The General Family Therapy specialty is designed to give students flexibility to choose courses that match their career goals. This specialization requires the completion of projects, internships, and a dissertation, all of which should be connected to the topic of marriage and family therapy.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Northcentral University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in General Family Therapy'

The DMFT with a specialization in General Family Therapy program includes courses required for the DMFT, along with 12 credits in the specialization, which are chosen from a wide range of courses, and 12 credits of dissertation courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (36 credits)

  • DMFT Foundations for Applied Doctoral Studies in MFT
  • Scholarly Literature Review in MFT
  • Program Development for MFTs
  • Grant Writing Concepts and Approaches for MFTs
  • DMFT Portfolio I
  • Research Methods in MFT
  • Quantitative Research Design and Statistical Analysis in MFT
  • MFT Supervision
  • DMFT Portfolio II
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Doctoral Supervision Practicum
    • DMFT Doctoral Practicum
  • Qualitative Research Design and Analysis in Marriage and Family Therapy MFT
  • DMFT Doctoral Internship I
  • DMFT Doctoral Internship II
  • Program Evaluation and Monitoring in MFT
  • DMFT Doctoral Internship and Portfolio
  • DMFT Portfolio III

Specialization Courses (12 credits)

  • Students select four courses from all DMFT electives

Dissertation Courses (12 credits)

  • Components of the Dissertation
  • The Dissertation Proposal
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
  • Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Northcentral University's Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in General Family Therapy program is designed to prepare graduates to provide marriage and family counseling in a specific area of the graduate's interest, contribute to research in this field, and teach others in an academic setting.

Possible careers include:

  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Sex and intimacy therapist
  • Children's therapist
  • Clinical supervisor
  • Academic professor in the area of counseling and therapy