Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of marriage and family therapy, involving the diagnosis of cognitive, affective, and behavioral domain disorders, both mental and emotional, within the context of marriage and family systems and the application of short- and long-term therapeutic strategies in family group contexts.

Includes instruction in psychotherapy, family systems and studies, small group intervention and therapy, marital problems, depression, identification of psychopathologies and behavioral disorders, holistic health care, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling Major (use the College Search feature and enter "marriage” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling Major?

You will need a master’s degree in this program to have a career as a Marriage and Family Therapist and/or Counselor.  In this role, you help people manage conflicts, difficulties, mental health issues relative to a marriage and/or the family.  You may work as part of a community organization or establish your own private practice.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

 

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