After being carefully selected to embark on this two-year journey, you’ll explore theoretical and clinical methods for creating change with emphasis placed on relational, systemic, interactional, and contextual approaches for helping couples and families. Faculty foster a collaborative, student-centered learning environment for students to develop their knowledge and skills and to push their academic and spiritual boundaries.
We offer built-in clinical experience for our students through access to our on-site clinic, the Marriage and Family Institute, the largest health provider for low-income residents in Taylor County. The MFI offers a stair-stepped introduction to therapy that includes:
Observing 50 hours relational therapy
Co-therapy teams your first semester of clinical work
Experienced AAMFT Approved Supervisors
10 therapy room, two-way mirrors, and cameras
Large and small therapy room and a play therapy room
500 hour internship
Diverse populations and presenting issues
In addition to coursework and clinical hours, students can pursue additional trainings and certifications. Trainings offered are subject to change and availability.
- Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Gottman Level 1
- Gottman Level 2
- Technology Assisted Therapy (TAS)