Are you looking for a family therapy program in Atlanta? The Marriage and Family Therapy concentration or certificate is appropriate for students in the MA in Community Counseling program who wish to obtain the academic requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in Georgia. Students completing this coursework will have the option after graduation to work toward licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or both.
The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists have approved all courses in the Argosy University, Atlanta Marriage and Family Therapy concentration or certificate.
Students who choose to extend their program by adding on this Argosy University, Atlanta concentration or certificate program in Marriage and Family Therapy will continue to be eligible for financial aid until coursework requirements are completed. The difference in awarding the master’s degree in community counseling with the designation of a concentration or a certificate lies in the timing of course completion. If all Marriage and Family Therapy concentration courses are completed prior to or by the completion of all community counseling program requirements, students receive a degree of “MA in Community Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy.” If some or all of the Marriage and Family Therapy concentration courses are not completed until after the community counseling program requirements have been fulfilled, students are granted the MA in Community Counseling degree at the time that they complete the community counseling program requirements, and then receive a Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate after completion of the five required Marriage and Family Therapy courses.
Students are encouraged to complete their community counseling program required coursework prior to starting the Marriage and Family Therapy concentration courses, but are eligible to begin the Marriage and Family Therapy coursework after successfully completing the first eight courses of the program (PC6000, PC6003, PC6104, PC6025, PC6105, PC6220, PC6505, and PC6300). Students should contact their academic advisor for additional information on this option.
This degree program is also offered at other Argosy University Locations