PhD - Marriage & Family Therapy: Child & Adolescent Therapy

Request More Information

Request School Information

Complete the form below to request specific information regarding questions you have including course cost and course length.

The PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy program with a specialization in Child & Adolescent Therapy at Northcentral University is focused on expanding your knowledge of techniques and practices used in possible future careers. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy program with a specialization in Child & Adolescent Therapy at Northcentral University covers a variety of topics while including internship courses to help you get hands on experience in the field. You will be required to pass all your courses with at least a B average, pass a comprehensive exam, and write an acceptable doctoral dissertation order to graduate from the program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program, you should already have a strong background in marriage and family therapy that you wish to expand. You should have excellent patience and a desire to help people of all ages through their problems by expanding your knowledge of today's techniques and practices. You are required to have a master's degree completed in a clinical training program prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you will be required to complete 69 credit hours. Courses include a combination of foundation, specialization and research courses, as well as internship courses, a comprehensive exam course and doctoral dissertation courses.

Courses for a PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy with a specialization in Child & Adolescent Therapy

Course CodeCourse Name
MFT7101 Foundations for Doctoral Study in MFT
MFT7102 Scholarly Writing in MFT
MFT8101 Advanced Theories in MFT
MFT7103 Research Methods in MFT
MFT8102 Dynamics of Family Interaction
MFT7104 Statistical Design for MFT Research
MFT8201 Play Therapy Methods
MFT7105 Assessment in MFT Research and Intervention
MFT8202 Family Therapy with Adolescents
MFT7106 Quantitative Research Design in MFT
MFT8203 Parenting Strategies
MFT7107 Qualitative Research Design in MFT
MFT8204 ADHD Assessment and Treatment
MFT7108 Advanced Data Analysis Strategies in MFT
MFT8951 MFT Doctoral Practicum I
MFT8961 MFT Doctoral Internship I (1-credit course)
MFT8962 MFT Doctoral Internship II (1-credit course)
MFT8965 MFT Doctoral Internship and Portfolio (1-credit course)
MFT8970 MFT Supervision Methods
MFT7109 Planning Dissertation Research in MFT
Examination Course
CMP9500MFT MFT Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS9501MFTDoctoral Dissertation Research I
DIS9502MFT Doctoral Dissertation Research II
DIS9503MFT Doctoral Dissertation Research III
DIS9504MFT Doctoral Dissertation Research IV

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon graduating from this program, you might be able to look into a career path of your choosing. By utilizing the skills focused on in this course, you may be able to find work interacting directly with clients, or in a more research-oriented environment.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Family Therapist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Marriage Councilor
  • School Councilor
  • Researcher
  • Self-Help Writer