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April Haley

Student Spotlight: April Haley

ACU alumni April Haley returned to school to not only further her own career, but to serve others on a deeper level as they navigate life’s challenges. After years as a stay-at-home mom, April enrolled in ACU Online’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program where she found the support she needed to pursue her … Continued
Dr. Sara Salkil, Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Certificate in Medical Family Therapy

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sara Salkil

Meet Dr. Sara Salkil, ACU alumna and program director for Abilene Christian University’s online COAMFTE-accredited Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program.  ACU Roots Sara Salkil got her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oklahoma State, and later discovered her true passion for marriage and family therapy while earning her master’s at ACU. Inspired by … Continued

Therapist Consulting Couple, School of Health and Human Services, COAMFTE accreditation

ACU receives accreditation for online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program

Abilene Christian University has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education for its online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree program. The M.M.F.T. degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for graduate students who want the convenience and flexibility of an online program.  The COAMFTE accreditation … Continued

Five Industries in high demand

The Top Five Industries in High Demand for 2021

The year 2020 will forever be trademarked by COVID-19. It not only brought heartbreaking health challenges, record-breaking case numbers and months of lockdown, but also an economic recession that affected thousands upon thousands of employees across a vast number of industries. This left people out of jobs and trying to navigate a new professional world, … Continued

Marriage and Family Therapist

4 Benefits of Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist

You love serving others in times of need—and you have a real gift for minimizing conflict and building confidence in others. Why not draw on these passions and abilities as you embark on a rewarding career path? It’s all possible when you obtain your Master of Marriage and Family Therapy.  As a marriage counselor or … Continued

marriage and family therapists

Marriage and Family Therapists versus Psychologists: What is the difference?

For those who enjoy working with others and helping them with their mental health and interpersonal relationships, entering the fields of psychology, therapy, and counseling can be appealing. Each of these areas allows you to work directly with people who benefit from your guidance and assistance. You can assist people in managing illnesses and improving … Continued

Marriage and Family Therapy

What’s the Difference Between a MFT and a MSW Program?

For those who enjoy working with people and helping their community, pursuing an education in marriage and family therapy or social work offers excellent opportunities to put these desires to work. Both fields allow you to make a genuine difference in people’s lives. It’s only natural that you might have questions about the differences between … Continued

LMFT

The Five Most Common Questions about Becoming an LMFT

A career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) opens the door for you to make a genuine difference in people’s lives. You will have the skills needed to help people solve problems in their personal lives and relationships. You will help them cope with mental and emotional disorders as well as help people … Continued