M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling

Join a relevant, rapidly 
expanding field.

Join a relevant, rapidly
expanding field.

Who We Are

At the Adler School of Professional Psychology, we aim to tackle some of society's most complex problems. That's why we're training the next generation of practitioners to reach beyond the therapist's office into the larger global community. In addition to our rigorous course work, we offer students nonclinical community service experience, which provides them with exposure to social issues and insight on how mental health professionals can help create real change. We have provided quality education through a scholar-practitioner model for more than 50 years.

With campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, Adler School students have the opportunity to study in diverse and innovative environments with accomplished faculty in their field.Students receive a unique blend of theory and practice in small class sizes and through practicum experiences with over 700 community partners.

M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling

In 2010, US News and World Report ranked marriage and family therapy as one of the best 50 careers. According to the report, an increased acceptance of marriage and family therapy will result in a projected industry growth of 14% between 2008 and 2018. The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling (MAF) program will prepare you to join this relevant field.

This program is designed to prepare counselors to specialize in working with couples and families. Students in this program complete coursework and practicum experiences focused on the understanding and integration of individual lifestyle dynamics within marital and family systems. Students are educated as socially responsible practitioners, with coursework and practicum experiences that emphasize the application of skills in consultation, advocacy, systems change, and leadership. This 61 credit hour program is typically completed in two years. Graduates are qualified to apply for the Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) examination in Illinois and for licensure as a marriage & family therapist (LMFT).

Accreditation

The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, www.ncahlc.org). The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) (750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5510, www.apa.org/ed/accreditation).

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