The Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling (MFTS) Concentration involves a three-course series housed within the Counselor Education program in the School of Education and Behavior Studies. The concentration program is designed to provide advanced training to students in the Counselor Education program for working with marriages, couples, and families. The MFTS Concentration requires the completion of three graduate courses addressing family systems, working with couples and family therapy theory, and counseling techniques.
The Marriage and Family Therapy Studies concentration DOES NOT grant any certification or licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. It may fulfill the academic course requirements in order to apply for licensure, however, those interested should contact their State Licensure Board to verify. Effective July 1, 2020, applicants wishing to apply to the Florida Department of Medical Quality Assurance for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist must have graduated with a counseling degree from a COAMFTE or CACREP accredited program.