Human Development and Family Studies: Marriage and Family Therapy (M.S.)

https://chhs.unh.edu/hdfs/marriage-and-family-therapy-ms

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program prepares students to work in mental health, family service, medical, and human service settings. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education and meets the academic requirements for clinical membership in the AAMFT. The Program generally takes two years and two summers and requires five hundred (500) hours of clinical practice in order to graduate.  Additional hours of clinical practice under supervision are required after graduation to meet state licensure standards and qualify for clinical membership in AAMFT

M.S. Degree Requirements: Marriage and Family Therapy Program

Program requirements include

HDFS 991Professional Issues for Family Specialists4
HDFS 993Theoretical Approaches to Human Development and Family Studies4
HDFS 994Research Seminar4
HDFS 841Marital and Family Therapy4
Approved elective
HDFS 930Child Development in Context4
HDFS 942Advanced Systems of Marital and Family Therapy4
HDFS 945Family Therapy Practice I4
HDFS 946Critical Problems in Family Life4
HDFS 947Family Therapy Practice II4
HDFS 952Clinical Interventions in Couples Therapy4
HDFS 954Sex Therapy4
Select one elective approved by students adviser3-4
HDFS 898Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum1-8
Successful completion and presentation of an integrative paper and video representing student's theory of change
Total Credits48-56

A graduate student who fails a course must immediately attend a mandatory meeting with the instructor of the course, the human development and family studies graduate coordinator, and, if desired, the student's adviser. If a graduate student receives grades below "B-­" in two or more courses, the human development and family studies graduate coordinator will make a recommendation to the Graduate School that the student be dismissed from the human development and family studies graduate program.

M.S. Degree: MFT Program Courses

HDFS 897Special Topics1-4
HDFS 930Child Development in Context4
HDFS 841Marital and Family Therapy4
HDFS 942Advanced Systems of Marital and Family Therapy4
HDFS 945Family Therapy Practice I4
HDFS 946Critical Problems in Family Life4
HDFS 947Family Therapy Practice II4
HDFS 952Clinical Interventions in Couples Therapy4
HDFS 954Sex Therapy4
HDFS 991Professional Issues for Family Specialists4
HDFS 993Theoretical Approaches to Human Development and Family Studies4
HDFS 994Research Seminar4
HDFS 898Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum1-8