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To become a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of North Carolina here are some info and links to the various programs to earn a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). 

 

Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (MS)

The Marriage and Family Program prepares students to work with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of clinical settings. The program requires 48 semester hours and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)The deadline for admission is February 1 for the fall 2020 cohort, apply to the MFT Masters of Arts Program.  

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Masters of Science in Marriage and family Therapy (MS)

East Carolina University's marriage and family therapy program prepares you to become a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). The program has been continuously accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) since 1992 and prepares students that are grounded in systems theory and its application to clinical practice. ECU's MFT program will provide you with diverse range of clinical and theoretical orientations that help to prepare you to become a competent and confident therapist. Students work cooperatively with individuals, couples, and families on treatment teams at ECU's Family Therapy Clinic to develop and apply creative therapeutic strategies to intervene in the lives of clients. The Family Therapy Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art digital recording software so that all student client sessions can be recorded. You will enjoy studying the art of couple and family therapy under the direction of a faculty supervisor that provides feedback to you on your development and progress with clients through live and video-recorded sessions.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Family Therapy (PhD)

The medical family therapy (MedFT) program at East Carolina University was the first of its kind in the nation. In 2005, East Carolina University created the first doctoral program in medical family therapy. At ECU, MedFT students conduct research, teach, and supervise from a relational and systemic perspective through the incorporation of a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach. The aim of the MedFT program is to widen students knowledge base in health care by furthering competency in biopsychosocial-spiritual and family based treatment via integrated care, research, and theoretical understanding of medical and mental health issues. The mission of the doctoral program in medical family therapy is to advance students learning in the areas of research, theory, clinical practice, leadership, supervision, and teaching in order to prepare and qualify them to pursue employment as researchers, educators, administrators, and/or clinicians in the field of medical family therapy.

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Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (MS) 

Provide hope. Offer support. Be a servant leader.

The mission of Pfeiffer’s master of arts in marriage and family therapy program is to provide effective clinical and academic training to students who affirm the dignity and integrity of all individuals through the competent practice of therapy. You will meet the academic and experiential requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the state of North Carolina, preparing you for the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) national examination in marital and family therapy. Pfieffer has two locations for opportunities to study. One in the Charlotte area and the other in the Triangle area.

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