Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy

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Marriage and Family Therapy is a distinct mental health discipline that utilizes a systems theory perspective. Earning a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Northcentral University can help you develop skill sets and knowledge beyond the bachelor’s degree level that will introduce you to marriage and family therapy.

PURPOSE: The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed to advance your knowledge and skills in a specific area of psychology.

If you’ve earned your bachelor’s degree, but are interested in focusing your mental health studies on MFT, a certificate program can help introduce you to the field. With only 12 credits to complete, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy is a quick and easy way to develop a broad academic background in MFT.

OUTCOMES: You will be introduced to graduate-level coursework in MFT with an emphasis on applied experiential learning (act, think, conceptualize and apply).

In this certificate program, you will enhance your understanding of clinical and treatment theories and different models of therapy related to MFT. Ultimately, you will be challenged to think critically about the topics covered in your courses with the goal of applying what you learn to real-world issues in the field of marriage and family therapy.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Upon completion of the certificate, you will be prepared to integrate your newfound knowledge and skills into your professional work, or continue your higher education pursuits at the master’s degree level.

Many of the courses in this certificate program correspond with courses in NCU’s COAMFTE-accredited Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degree program. These courses can be applied for transfer credit if you decide to continue your studies at NCU with the goal of preparing for MFT licensure.