Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

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Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in this field.

Dynamic Training and Quality Practicum

Mount Mercy’s accredited Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program is designed to train therapists to work from the systems perspective to help individuals and families live more productive lives.

Our program is grounded in the idea that individuals who seek psychotherapeutic assistance are influenced by a complex set of factors. Therapists need to be trained to understand these dynamic systems to help individuals, couples, and families.

Mount Mercy’s research-based classes and quality practicum experiences ensure that you have the necessary skills to be an effective therapist or consultant in a variety of settings. After completing your post-graduate supervised hours, you’re eligible for state licensure as a marriage and family therapist.

It was because of my therapist and the unconditional positive regard they offered me that I was able to navigate my way through a difficult time. I hope to be that person for others in the future.

Taylor Goetz ’19 MFT

Curriculum

A focus on the systems approach.

Courses start in the fall and take place in the evening. Complete the program in 24 months (60 credit hours) in 5- or 10-week blocks. You’ll be required to complete a two-year postgraduate supervised clinical experience and pass the national MFT examination.

Mount Mercy University’s marriage and family therapy program prepares successful students for licensure within the state of Iowa.  Mount Mercy has not determined if the curriculum meet licensure requirements in other states, see program handbook for policy on licensure portability.  Mount Mercy’s marriage and family therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

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Help individuals and families live more productive lives.

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