The Master of Arts Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy, with a Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis, is tailored to meet the needs of working adults by offering classes on evenings and weekends. A minimum of 48 credits is required for the Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy – which may also prepare a student for licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist. These 48 credits include a six-credit internship experience and a three-credit Master’s Project.
The Adler Graduate School prepares students to pursue the professional role of counselor and psychotherapist. These students frequently pursue licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists work in numerous settings, providing mental health services and parent education to families, couples and children. They may also work with individuals and groups, but a large part of their training focuses on relationships.
The Adler Graduate School’s Marriage and Family Therapy emphasis is based on the State of Minnesota’s criteria for licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist. These therapists are overseen by the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapy, 2829 University Ave. S.E., Suite 330, Minneapolis, MN, 55414, phone 612-617-2220. The LMFT is recognized in nearly all 50 states.
Human DevelopmentArea Total: 9 Credits Minimum Required
Abnormal Psychology & DSM IV TR
Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and Child Guidance
Marital and Family SystemsArea Total: 9 Credits Minimum Required
Systems of Family Therapy
Marital and Family TherapyArea Total: 15 Credits Minimum Required
Basic Counseling Skills
Essential Interviewing Skills
Family & Couples Counseling
Counseling Children and Adolescents
Research MethodsArea Total: 3 Credits Minimum Required
Principles of Research
Professional StudiesArea Total: 3 Credits Minimum Required
Values, Ethics and Legalities
Internship Requirements300 hours pre-degree. No more then 150 hours with individuals.
Introduction to Field Placement
Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy
3 terms 1/2 cr each
Internship in Marriage and Family Therapy
3 terms 1 cr each
Meghan WilliamsField Experience CoordinatorMeghan.Williams@alfredadler.edu
Dr. Ruth Dahle BuelowDirector of Marriage and Family Therapy Programsruth.email@example.com
Katherine Bengtson, MAVice President of Finance and Administrationkatherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
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