cohenMarriage and Family Therapy

Welcome!  The Master's Program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University, conveniently located off major highways in the center of the state, offers both part- and full-time study opportunities for persons interested in pursuing a career in marriage and family therapy. The program is nationally accredited by AAMFT's Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

The MFT program's intensive 51 credit hour specialization is designed to provide students with a solid theoretical background as a foundation for intensive clinical training in systemic approaches to human problems. The curriculum is designed to meet the academic requirements for Connecticut Licensure for Marital and Family Therapists and AAMFT Clinical Membership.

Evening and Weekend Cohort Tracks - The program has two options: A flexible evening track that affords students to complete the program on a part-time or full-time basis and a weekend track that permits students who otherwise could not attend the evening program to complete the program on weekends. Admission to each track is separate and students take courses only within their designated tracks.

Clinical placements and intensive faculty supervision emphasize the development of effective therapeutic skills to meet the challenges of the new climate in health care service delivery. Emphasis is also placed on the development of the "person of the therapist." A key theme of the program is respect for diversity of people and lifestyles in families.

The Graduate faculty consists of AAMFT Approved Supervisors and Licensed MFTs who are highly experienced both as teachers and as clinicians in the MFT field. All courses are taught by faculty members who are dedicated to the training of Marriage and Family Therapists.

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The Master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Central Connecticut State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (C.O.A.M.F.T.E.) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (A.A.M.F.T.). This status is effective through June 30, 2015.

Thank you for visiting the web site. Follow any of the links to the left for program information. You may also obtain information by contacting:

Ralph Cohen, Ph.D., LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapy Program
The Department of Counseling & Family Therapy
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050-4010
or the Office of Graduate Admissions at 860-832-2350