The Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed to provide specialized training for students who desire to work specifically with couples, families, and individuals in the context of a client’s systems. This certificate (12 hours) in combination with the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (67 hours) meets the educational and internship requirements to apply to be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is Georgia, Tennessee, and many other states. Students have the ability to pursue dual licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Professional Counselor and also have the added benefit of receiving a CACREP accredited degree.
Richmont Graduate University is founded on principles that adhere to National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith appearing below. This statement has been affirmed by more than seventy denominations and thus represents a broad evangelical consensus. All faculty members affirm this statement, and students who attend the Richmont will be taught from a Christian perspective.
With the mounting pressures facing couples and families, the demand for well trained, competent MFTs is expected to increase. Marriage and family therapists serve the church, community, and society at large in a variety of roles such as education, administration, marriage and family therapist, minister of family life and counseling, parent trainer, youth minister, pastor or teacher, business leader, public relations, and many varied settings in which counseling is needed. Marriage and family therapists work with a varied population presenting with problems such as family crisis, conduct disorder, eating disorders, marital distress, sexual issues, bereavement, family trauma, various forms of addictions, anxiety and depression, financial and occupational issues, and spiritual concerns.
This degree fulfills the academic requirements for:
Richmont Graduate University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the master’s degree. Read more about Richmont’s accreditation here.