Adler University’s COAMFTE-accredited Master of Arts (M.A.) in Couple and Family Therapy program prepares socially responsible marriage and family therapists to serve families, couples, youth, and individuals, and help them tackle real-world issues.
The program embraces a scholar-practitioner approach with a unique focus on social justice that promotes positive change within personal relationships and larger social systems. Graduates are prepared to become expert couple and family therapists who treat families, couples, youth, and individuals in diverse settings.
Adler University’s M.A. in Couple and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), facilitating portability of licensure and expanding employment opportunities. Additionally, the courses and supervised clinical training are intended to assist students in meeting the educational requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) in Illinois.
The Couple and Family Therapy Department Handbook (“CFT Handbook”) is available here for applicants and current students. This contains the most up-to-date information regarding the department and our degree and certificate offerings.
This program also allows students to add on a Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling for an additional 12 credits of coursework.