Master - Marriage & Family Therapy: LGBTQ Couple & Family Therapy

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Northcentral University's Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy program with a specialization in LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy is designed to prepare you for a counseling career working with members of the LGBTQ community. Learn more about this online MAMFT program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy (MAMFT) program with a specialization in LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy program at Northcentral University includes online courses as well as an internship and practicum, which must include 500 hours of direct client contact, that can be completed at an approved site near you. The courses are designed to teach you about marriage and family therapy theories and show you how to apply the family systems model to a variety of contexts. Within the core courses, you'll also be able to study family dynamics, legal and ethical issues in MFT, treatment planning methods, and case management. The LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy specialization courses allow you to explore topics such as the history of LGBTQ families in the U.S., MFT clinical applications for LGBTQ populations, and challenges faced by specific members of this community.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're considering NCU's MAMFT program with a specialization in LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy, you should be interested in preparing for a career in marriage and family therapy and a desire to work with members of the LGBTQ community and their families. You are required to have a bachelor's degree prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this MAMFT program, you will be required to complete 45 credit hours. Of those credit hours, 27 will be from foundational courses, nine will be from specialization courses, and nine will be from clinical experience courses.

Courses for a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy with a specialization in in LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
MFT 5101 Foundations for Graduate Study in MFT
MFT 5102Legal, Ethical, and Professional Development in MFT
MFT 5103Systemic Evaluation and Case Management
MFT 5104Treatment Planning and Traditional Family Therapy
MFT 5105Recovery-Oriented Care and Postmodern Family Therapy
MFT 6101Human Development and Family Dynamics Across the Lifespan
MFT 6103Cultural Diversity, Gender, and Family Development
MFT 6105Couple and Sex Therapy
MFT 6106Families in Crisis
Specialization Courses
MFT 5106Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice
Students choose 2 of the following:
MFT 6540 LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy: Historical and Theoretical Foundations
MFT 6541LGBTQ Couple and Family Therapy: Clinical Applications
MFT 6542Transgender Couples and Families
Clinical Experience Courses
MFT 6951 MFT Practicum I
MFT 6952 MFT Practicum II
MFT 6991 MFT Internship I
MFT 6992 MFT Internship II
MFT 6995 MFT Internship and Capstone Presentation

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this MAMFT program, you could be prepared to seek a variety of counseling opportunities where you work with clients in the LGBTQ community. You could seek positions in private clinics, public service agencies, mental health clinics, healthcare facilities, and other settings. Some of the positions you could consider include:

  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Family services therapist
  • Couples counselor
  • Marriage counselor