Continue Your Career … in Marriage and Family Therapy
Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems. They work with individuals, children, couples, and families to help with mental and emotional disorders, health and behavioral problems, and relationship issues. Through a systemic lens, MFTs approach treatment holistically by focusing on the mind, body, social contexts, and relational systems—partners, coworkers, friends, and family members—of their clients.
Graduates can expect to have exceptional job opportunities with the demand for qualified, licensed marriage and family therapists expected to INCREASE BY 22% BY 2028 according to the United States Department of Labor.
This certificate is offered by AU New England
This unique 27-30 credit certificate program is designed for the working professional who has already earned a graduate degree in the mental health field, but wants specialized training in Marriage and Family Therapy. It combines online instruction with residency work, featuring the same courses and outstanding faculty from our master’s and doctoral MFT programs.
Students work with an advisor to design an individualized plan to meet their specific licensure goal. The program allows students to meet licensure requirements in many states, although state requirements vary.
This certificate can be completed in a minimum of three semesters to a maximum of ten. All courses are online with some residencies.
- Required Coursework (12 or 15 credits)
- Systemic Assessment and Treatment Planning
- MFT Identity, Law, and Ethics
- Foundational Theories in MFT
- Diverse Families and Community OR
- Social Justice Theory and Application
- Elective Coursework (15 credits required)
- Master’s Level Courses
- Family Studies Seminar
- MFT Seminar: Sepcial Topics
- Research and Evaluation in MFT (note: may be required for licensure in some states)
- Couples Therapy from a Systemic Perspective
- Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy
- Human Development: Lifespan and Systems Perspectives
- PhD Level Courses
- Supervision in MFT I
- Family Policy and Advocacy
The AUNE Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy includes online courses and residencies; practicum opportunities in the Antioch Couple and Family Therapy Institute and internship experience in a clinical placement can be included in the program design if needed.
- For Spring Entry: December 1
- For Summer Entry: May 1
- For Fall Entry: July 1
How to Apply
- Complete the online admissions application, including:
- Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
- Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
- Non-refundable $50 application fee
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
- Two letters of recommendation are required, from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
- There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
- Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
- Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials, and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.
Official transcripts should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516
All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.
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