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Master of Arts (M.A.) in Family Therapy Saint Louis University

USA

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Course info

Summary

The Master of Arts in family therapy at Saint Louis University is based on a systemic/relational view of individuals, couples and families. It fulfills the course and practicum requirements toward licensure in Missouri as a licensed marital and family therapist. A concentration in medical family therapy is also available.

Curriculum Overview

The program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond a bachelor's degree. Prerequisites include 18 credit hours in the behavioral sciences. Program requirements include didactic courses, two semesters of practicum, three semesters of internship in a community setting and a minimum of 500 hours of direct clinical contact. The concentration in medical family therapy prepares students to function as part of an integrated care team in addressing the biopsychosocial needs of individuals and families.

The concentration in medical family therapy prepares students to function as part of an integrated care team in addressing the biopsychosocial needs of individuals and families.

Careers

Possible careers in medical family therapy include:

  • Academic positions
  • Research positions
  • Clinical positions in medical and mental health centers
  • Private practice and consulting

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to compare and contrast the major theoretical orientations related to the field of marriage and family therapy.

Graduates will attain competency in entry-level marriage and family therapy skills. Sub-objectives:

  • Admission, Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Treatment Planning and Case Management
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Legal Issues, Ethics and Standards
  • Use of Supervision and Practicum
  • Social Justice Issues and Self-Awareness

Graduates will be able to understand and use research in clinical practice.

Graduates will be able to contribute to competent clinical services and the profession through professional and scholarly modes of communication.

Graduates will attain an increased cultural competence in working with diverse populations.

Graduates will be able to demonstrate personal and professional skills that promote social justice through involvement and leadership in their communities.

Graduates will be able to effectively communicate their values and demonstrate how they guide their personal and professional lives.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Arts (M.A.) in Family Therapy.

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $1,160 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

18-Aug-20

Venue

School of Medicine

1402 South Grand Blvd,

ST LOUIS,

Missouri,

63104, United States

Entry requirement for international students

A minimum of 18 credit hours of undergraduate coursework in the social sciences.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

To ensure a successful academic experience at Saint Louis University, we require international applicants to demonstrate they are proficient in the English language by submitting scores from any one of the following standardized tests:

IELTS minimum score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 80; Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) minimum score of 550; PTE minimum score of 54.

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