Adler University’s COAMFTE-accredited Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Couple and Family Therapy program trains clinicians to be socially responsible practitioners well-versed in major models of couple and family therapy.
Our program is designed to prepare doctoral graduates with advanced specialized skills, knowledge, and experience for careers as couple and family therapists, researchers, or in academia.
Faculty are licensed Marriage and Family therapists and AAMFT approved, and provide students personalized mentorship with a focus on self-of-the-therapist development to cultivate a systemic framework and identity, including an ethical consciousness, cultural competence, and social responsibility.
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.