Program in Marriage and Family Therapy
The M.MFT in Marriage & Family Therapy offers a 60-hour curriculum designed to meet the academic requirements for licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist in Tennessee. This credential allows students to provide Marriage and Family Therapy services to individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings in the community such as mental health centers, private practices, churches, and parachurch organizations. For a detailed description of the LMFT guidelines in Tennessee, click here. Our program’s emphasis on faith integration would be especially helpful for those who wish to practice in faith-related settings (although students are not limited to only these settings). Students wishing to be both an LMFT and an LPC-MHSP can take 2 additional courses (for a total of 66 hours) and be eligible to seek a dual license.
The M.MFT in Marriage and Family therapy is a 60 hour, 24 month program structured in a cohort model which requires all the coursework and practice necessary for students seeking MFT licensure. Students in this program attend full-time, year-round and take courses on Tuesday evenings at our new off-site location in Cool Springs. Students will complete 500 hours of supervised clinical work in addition to their coursework.
The courses below are listed in sequence. Courses with * beside them are not part of the 60-hour degree, but are additional courses that can be taken at the Nashville campus by those seeking dual licensure.
Introduction to Systems and Family Theory
Introduction to Counseling Skills
Family Life Cycle
Family Therapy I
Professional Development and MFT Ethics
Couple, Marital, and Sex Therapy
Family Therapy II
Group Therapy * (for dual license only)
Cultural Diversity in MFT
Research and Stats
Career Counseling * (for dual license only)
Spirituality in MFT
Treating Addiction in Families
Therapy Across the Life Cycle
Intermediate Statistics (Nashville campus - not required but highly recommended for those preparing for doctoral studies)