Curriculum

Strengthen families and couples 
in a fast-growing field.

Strengthen families and couples
in a fast-growing field.

Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy is a 60 credit hour program that includes coursework and a training practicum. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below.

Course offerings include:

  • Professional Development Seminar
  • Professional Identity Seminar
  • Social Justice Practicum I & II
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Fundamentals of Adlerian Psychology and Parenting Education: Theory and Interventions
  • Introduction to Addictive Disorders
  • Basic Skills of Therapy for Couple and Family Therapists
  • Research Methods
  • Professional Development: Issues and Ethics
  • Biopsychosocial Bases of Health and Dysfunction for Couple and Family Therapists
  • Overview of Postmodern Approaches to Couple & Family Therapy
  • Assessment & Treatment Planning with Individual and Family Systems
  • Individual Life Span and the Family Life Cycle
  • Therapy with Couples: Theory and Techniques
  • Culture and Diversity in Couple and Family Therapy
  • Overview of Modern Approaches to Couple and Family Therapy
  • Practicum Introduction Seminar
  • Practicum in Couple and Family I, II, & III
  • M.A. Practicum Seminar in Couple and Family I, II, & III
  • Family Therapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Master’s Clinical Qualifying Examination

Find course descriptions and more information in the Adler University Course Catalog at adler.edu/catalog.