MA in Marriage & Family Therapy: Military Family Therapy
Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Military Family Therapy program is designed to prepare graduates for counseling positions that focus on military families. Read more about Northcentral University's program.
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Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Military Family Therapy
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Students considering enrolling in Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy: Military Family Therapy program should have an interest in helping military families navigate the unique challenges of their vocation. Applicants to Northcentral University's master's degree programs should have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.
The MA in Marriage and Family Therapy: Military Family Therapy program at Northcentral University is intended to prepare graduates to counsel individuals, couples, and families affiliated with the military from a family systems perspective.
Students in this master's degree program have the opportunity to learn through foundational courses on marriage and family therapy practice and research methods courses. They can also complete 500 hours of client contact and at least 100 hours of clinical experience with qualified supervision in an approved military setting. Additionally, the program allows students to take courses beyond the 45-credit requirement to meet licensure requirements for their state.
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 Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy: Military Family Therapy
The MA in Marriage and Family Therapy: Military Family Therapy program includes core courses that are part of the broader MA in Marriage and Family Therapy program, along with specialization courses that have a military focus. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
Foundation Courses (9 credits)
- Foundations for Graduate Study in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Treatment Planning and Traditional Family Therapy
- Recovery-Oriented Care and Postmodern Family Therapy
Fundamental Courses (9 credits)
- Legal, Ethical, and Professional Development in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Systemic Evaluation and Case Management
- Psychopathology, Diagnosis, and Systemic Treatment
Research Courses (12 credits)
- Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice
- Human Development and Family Dynamics Across the Lifespan
- Cultural Diversity, Gender, and Family Development
- Couple and Sex Therapy
Specialization Courses (6 credits)
Students can choose two of the following:
- Assessing and Treating Family Violence
- Systemic Treatment of Infidelity and Sex Addiction
- Military Family Therapy: Historical and Theoretical Foundations
- Military Family Therapy: Clinical Applications
Clinical Experience Requirements (9 credits)
- MFT Practicum I
- MFT Practicum II
- MFT Internship I
- MFT Internship II
- MFT Internship and Capstone Project
Furthering Your Education:
After earning a master's degree in this field, a doctoral degree is a possible next step. Earning an advanced degree could offer students additional career choices and the opportunity for increased responsibilities in the workplace. Doctoral degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):
- Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy
- Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy
- Doctor of Health Administration
Northcentral University's MA in Marriage and Family Therapy: Military Family program is designed to prepare graduates to provide marriage and family counseling to military members in a variety of settings. Possible work settings include:
- Mental health centers
- Private practices
- Correctional institutions
- Public service agencies
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