MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY
In addition to the high quality training in the general area of counseling, the Graduate Programs in Counseling at Southern Nazarene University offers students the opportunity for specialized education in the area of marital and family therapy. By learning a systems-based and inter-generational approach to counseling, our students are provided the training and skills to have transformational impacts on couples and families in diverse clinical settings.
In the state of Oklahoma, many interested in working in the area of marriage, couples, and family therapy will pursue credentials as a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT). Marital and family therapists have the opportunity to provide counseling services to families, couples, and individuals of varying ages and demographics in settings such as community mental health agencies, hospitals, schools, and even private practice.
To become a marital and family therapist, Southern Nazarene University offers a 60-hour degree program that culminates in a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP)Students will take a core of 48 credit hours. Upon completion of the 48-core hours, students will move into a 12-hour elective concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to meeting the academic requirements for the Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Oklahoma, students will also meet requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and may seek dual-licensure upon graduating.