Our highly interactive, on-campus M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy degree prepares busy professionals for careers as marriage and family therapists who treat mental and emotional disorders, while promoting optimum relational health through a systemic, holistic approach. In Marriage and Family Therapy, the unit of intervention and treatment is not the individual person, even if only a single person is interviewed. Instead, the focus is systemic and relational, bringing together all involved individuals into the healing process. The Regis Counseling and Family Therapy faculty are committed to fostering an open culture of social, relational and cross–cultural contexts of learning that are essential for effective therapist training.
Licensure: Regis University’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) program is a 60-credit-hour degree that meets the academic requirements for Colorado Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) set forth by the Colorado Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists Examiners Board. The MAMFT degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The program curriculum provides you with hands-on training through 6-credit-hours of Practicum in the department's state–of–the–art counseling centers. You'll also gain essential clinical experience through three semesters of supervised internships at local mental health counseling agencies. Students interested in being licensed in states other than Colorado are responsible for looking at the academic requirements for licensure in those states.
The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program (MAMFT) is offered at Regis University's Thornton campus. Most students complete the program in three years, taking an average of two to three courses a semester.
As a graduate marriage and family therapy student at Regis, you will be a part of a challenging, supportive, learning community that promotes a sense of responsibility and willingness to advocate for human justice and social change in the world. You will become skilled at creating therapeutic relationships that foster hope and courage for clients who are striving to live more productive and just lives.
Total Degree Requirements: 60 credit hours
Core course requirements: 54 credit hours
Elective course requirements: 6 credit hours
Mission: The mission of the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) program is to prepare competent and effective professionals who practice systemic/relational therapy with individual, couples, or families with an emphasis on: (a) excellent clinical skills that are informed by diverse theoretical traditions; (b) personal growth opportunities to encourage person-of-the-therapist competence and to facilitate an awareness of their own approach to therapy; and (c) an awareness of the construction of power and knowledge, and how to work therapeutically with dominant and oppressed people, systems, and ideas.
Program Goals: As a program, we strive to prepare competent and effective professionals who practice systemic/relational therapy with individual, couples, or families. We value collaborative conversation among diverse theoretical traditions to help all of us deepen our theoretical sophistication, clinical skills, and contributions to families in context. Outcomes based on this mission include:
- Graduate beginning family therapists that demonstrate competency based on MFT professional standards (e.g. Core Competencies, AAMFT Code of Ethics)
- Produce scholarly works that deepen our theoretical sophistication, clinical skills, and contributions to families in context
- Contribute to cultural diversity and social justice by graduating a diverse student body who embody social awareness and cultural competence
Student Learning Outcomes: As stated in the program mission, students are expected to practice systemic/relational therapy with an emphasis on:
- Excellent MFT clinical skills that are informed by diverse theoretical traditions (SLO-1);
- Personal growth opportunities to encourage person-of-the-therapist competence and to facilitate an awareness of their own approach to therapy (SLO-2); and
- An awareness of the construction of power and knowledge, and how to work therapeutically with dominant and oppressed people, systems, and ideas (SLO-3)
Diversity Statement: Regis University strongly supports diversity. We encourage applications from persons from a variety of sociopolitical contexts, such as racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, sexual and gender minorities, and individuals from a variety of religious and spiritual backgrounds. Regis University is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
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