Southern's Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program is a clinically focused training program that offers students rigorous academics, personalized on-site clinical supervision, and focus on the self-of-the-therapist development. We value diversity, cultural competency and experiential learning. In addition to coursework grounding students in systems theory and human development, students receive training seeing clients under the eye of seasoned supervisors in our program’s on-site Family Clinic. Additional learning takes place in a yearlong internship at an off-campus clinical placement.

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SCSU MFT graduates are eligible for Connecticut licensure, clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and find employment in various settings, including:

  • Community mental health facilities
  • Youth service agencies
  • Hospital outpatient clinics
  • Domestic violence programs
  • Private practice
  • Substance abuse programs
  • Youth service programs

Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). COAMFTE accreditation is the seal of credibility, rigor and quality within MFT training programs. COAMFTE accreditation ensures excellence in education exemplified by our program’s most recent achievement statistics.