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Drexel's Master of Family Therapy Degree program—the choice for clinical practice.

The Master in Family Therapy Degree program integrates theory and practice. Issues of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity are addressed.

You will be fully trained to meet the educational requirement for clinical practice in couple and family therapy. At the end of the program, you will qualify for associate membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.

The educational and training experience has six major components:

  • Historical development of systems theory and cybernetics and use of the systems paradigm in treatment.
  • Comprehensive survey of major models of change in couple and family therapy, with emphasis on assessment and treatment.
  • Conceptual understanding of complex relational dynamics across the family lifecycle, with a focus on contexts of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, ability, religion, spirituality, and power and privilege.
  • Ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities of couple and family therapists.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research in couple and family therapy.
  • Supervised clinical practica in which students receive a minimum of 100 hours of supervision and 350 hours of face-to-face client contact.

The program teaches several major schools of thought, including:

  • Bowenian.
  • Contextual.
  • Object relations.
  • Strategic.
  • Postmodernism.
  • Evidence-Based Practices.
  • Structural.

Couple and Family Therapy Department

Name: Rhonda Wittlin, Ed.M.
Position: Program Manager
Phone: 267-359-5517
Fax: 267-359-5576
Email: rwittlin@drexel.edu