What is the difference between the MAC and MAMFT degree?
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists believe that mental illness and family problems are best treated in a family context. In Marriage and Family Therapy, the unit of intervention and treatment is not the individual person – even if only a single person is interviewed – it is systemic, focusing on the set of relationships in which the person is imbedded. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including: depression, marital/couples problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems.
Is the MAMFT COAMFTE Accredited?
Yes. COAMFTE (Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education) only accredits high quality programs which meet specific national standards. COAMFTE is the accrediting arm of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Admission to the program is therefore competitive. Graduating from a COAMFTE program will help you immensely in your job search, application to a Ph.D. program, and will ease your application for licensure in many states.
What is the course delivery method?
Courses are ground based only and offered in the following formats to meet the needs of both nontraditional and distance learning students: Eight (8) Week Format, once a week from 6-10 p.m. Full Semester Format, once a week for 16 weeks from 6-9 p.m. Weekend Intensive Format, meeting 4 specified weekends (Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.).
Where are classes held?
Classes are held on the Thornton and Colorado Springs campuses.
How long will it take me to complete my degree?
You have six years from the date you sign your degree plan to complete your degree. A 60 credit hour program generally takes students approximately three years to complete.
What kind of professional experience does the person completing the recommendation form need to possess?
The best recommendation forms come from individuals who have seen you work in professional and academic settings that would have knowledge of your interpersonal and academic skills.
How will I be notified of acceptance or denial?
After the admission interview, the faculty Admissions Committee notifies applicants by letter of their admission status. Included in the letter is the date of the program orientation meeting which is required before registering for coursework. Your advisor’s name and contact information will be included in the letter. Admission will be conditional pending the successful completion of a criminal background check.
How many hours are required for the practicum and internship?
Practicum is completed in a minimum of one semester. Each practicum student must complete 40 direct hours of logged experience at an approved marriage and family site. Practicum also requires one hour of weekly individual supervision with a program faculty member, one hour of weekly individual supervision with an onsite supervisor, and 1.5 weekly hours of group supervision with program faculty.
Internship is completed in a minimum of 2 semesters of coursework, and totals 300 hours of logged experience at an approved marriage and family therapy site. Internship students must also have 1.5 hours of group supervision a week with a faculty supervisor and one hour of weekly onsite supervision.
What are the requirements beyond completion of the degree for obtaining the license?
The State of Colorado Licensure Board for Marriage and Family Therapists requires an additional 1,500 hours (minimum of 2 yrs) of experience under the supervision of a board approved supervisor. To become an LMFT in Colorado you must also pass the state licensure exam for marriage and family therapists. The licensure board issues a counseling license to applicants upon completion of all requirements.
Does Regis issue the license?
No. The Regis MAMFT program meets only the academic requirements for licensure. Regis University will issue the student a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy upon completion of all degree requirements.