Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate Program

This unique hybrid program is designed for the working professional who has already earned a graduate degree in the counseling field, but wants specialized training in Marriage and Family Therapy. It combines campus-based class work with online instruction, featuring the same courses and outstanding faculty from our master’s and doctoral MFT programs.

Intentionally Designed to be Flexible

Students in AUNE’s 30-credit Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy program are able to work at their own pace. Several of the courses are offered in an online format, allowing students to work from home for parts of the program. It can be completed in a minimum of just four semesters to a maximum of ten.

The program allows students to meet licensure requirements in many states, although state requirements vary. Students have the opportunity to create an individualized plan to meet their specific licensure goal.

Program begins in Spring 2013. Application is ongoing.

Curriculum

Required Coursework  (12 or 15 credits)

Psychopathology: Diagnosis and Assessment* (Spring)
(may be waived if taken in prior degree)
Postmodern Approaches to Family Therapy (Spring)
Theories of Social Justice (PhD level) OR (Summer)
Social-Cultural Diversity* (Spring)
Professional Orientation and Ethics* (Fall or Spring)
Foundational Theories in MFT (Fall)

Elective Coursework  (15 credits required)

Master’s Level Courses

Family Studies Seminar (Spring)
Intrafamilial Violence, and Families and Larger Systems (Spring)
Postmodern Approaches to Family Therapy (Spring)
Research and Evaluation in Counseling and Therapy* (Spring)
(Note: May be required for licensure in some states)
Couples Therapy (Summer)
Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (Summer)
Human Development: Lifespan and Systems Perspectives (Fall)
*Courses marked are taught online.

PhD Level Courses

Trauma, Grief and Loss (Spring)
MFT Seminar I (Alternate Spring)
MFT Seminar II (Alternate Summer)
Supervision in MFT I (Summer)
Family Policy in MFT (Alternate Fall)
Appraisal and Assessment in MFT (Alternate Fall)
Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (Summer)