We prepare students to provide ethical, research-informed, culturally competent relational mental health services to a diverse array of clients.
We embrace a scholar/practitioner model of systemic family therapy training. Our program is a 2.5-year program, with a maximum completion time of five years.*
*This program is in the process of changing its name from Marriage and Family Therapy to Couple and Family Therapy. You may see references to either name as we make this transition.
We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Our current period of accreditation is from 11/1/2017 to 11/1/2024. We have been accredited since 1994.
Core Faculty and Supervisors
Administrative Assistant, Couple and Family Therapy
Indianapolis Boulevard Counseling Center 1024
Course Information and Curriculum
Courses in the couple and family therapy concentration are designed to comply with COAMFTE requirements, requirements for content set forth by the Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board which oversees the licensure of marriage and family therapists in the state of Indiana, as well as prepare students to take the National MFT Licensure Exam. The program is a total of 60 credits without a thesis, and 63 credits with a thesis.
Foundations of Relational/Systemic Practices, Theories and Models
- CFT 60000 Basic Systemic Therapy Skills (3 credits)
- CFT 61000 Classic Theories in Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)
- CFT 66000 Contemporary Theories in Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)
Clinical Treatment with Individuals, Couples and Families
- CFT 65500 Couple Therapy (3 credits)
- CFT 65000 Sexuality and Sex Therapy (3 credits)
- CFT 64500 Treating Trauma with Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)
Diverse, Multicultural and/or Underserved Communities
- CFT 64000 Diversity and Social Justice in Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)
Research and Evaluation
- CFT 69500 Introduction to Research and Writing in Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)
- CFT 69600 Research Methods in Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)
- CFT 69700 Research Analysis in Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)
Professional Identity, Law, Ethics and Social Responsibility
- CFT 63000 Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy (3 credits)
Biopsychosocial Health and Development Across the Life Span
- CFT 63500 Theories of Human and Family Development (3 credits)
Systemic/Relational Assessment and Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment
- CFT 62000 Diagnosis and Assessment in Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)
- CFT 67000 Topical Issues in Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)
Community Intersections and Collaboration
- CFT 67500 Practicum in Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits for 6 semesters, 18 total)
- CFT 69800 Research MS Thesis in Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)