Marriage & Family Therapy (DMFT) Overview
The Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) degree program at Argosy University is a 60-credit-hour terminal, practice-oriented degree. The program seeks to build upon your prior learning and professional experience by expanding and deepening your knowledge of human development, family dynamics, systemic thinking, interactional theories, traditional and contemporary marriage and family therapy theories and practices, and the cultural contexts within which these are embedded.
The curriculum of the Argosy University Marriage & Family Therapy program is designed to provide opportunities for advanced study and research of systemic concepts and methods as applied to clinical work with children, couples, individuals, and families as well as to larger systems of organizations and communities. In addition to supporting the continuing development of clinical skills, the focus of the curriculum includes the development of skills related to leadership and service to the field in the areas of teaching and supervision.
In regard to training in supervision, the DMFT degree program curriculum is generally designed to meet the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) requirements to become an Approved Supervisor. (Those students who are already AAMFT Approved Supervisors may petition for an alternative learning experience equivalent to the 9 credit hours devoted to training and supervision.)
Licensure, Credentialing and Other Student Outcomes
The Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Argosy University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Tel. No. (703) 838-9808.
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