One of two counseling degrees offered at CTS, the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) provides theological and professional preparation in marriage and family therapy that meets state of Indiana academic requirements for licensing of marriage and family therapists. The coursework provides a blend of psychological and theological study with clinical practice that results in the ability to minister to families and individuals mentally and spiritually.
The CTS Counseling Center
offers MAMFT students another advantage distinct from other seminaries. Here students may conveniently complete their practicum and resident hours on campus in the state-of-the-art CTS Counseling Center. Students enjoy the ease and benefit of time invested in networking and taking coursework toward graduation while seeing clients, without the need to go elsewhere for this portion of the degree requirement.
The MAMFT program can be taken jointly with the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program for the MDiv/MAMFT.
- MAMFT students are exposed to a wide variety of clinical situations including crisis counseling, premarital counseling, couples counseling, children and teens in family counseling, depression screenings and the development of psychoeducational groups.
- Among the many features of our state-of-the-art counseling facility is the play therapy area, providing unique opportunities to nurture healing in children through a rewarding, intuitive process.
- Spanish-speaking students may opt to provide therapy for our Spanish-speaking clients, enlarging the student’s client base while providing an immersive opportunity to grow exponentially in the language. This is attractive to future employers.
- The MAMFT is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The training program is one of two programs in the nation accredited by COAMFTE and approved by American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
- The program was one of eight programs in the nation selected to participate in the AAMFT MFT Core Competencies Beta Test Group 2005-2007 which studied new MFT outcome measures and ways to effectively teach competencies to MFT students in a changing educational paradigm.
- Students in the program receive at least 100 hours of individual and group supervision in practicum; at least 50 hours of that supervision is based on direct observation, videotape or audio tape.
Accreditation information can be found here
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