MS Master of Science in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy General Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy specialization
Prepare yourself for expanded career opportunities and job satisfaction in the counseling field. This CACREP-accredited online Master's program in General Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy includes a rigorous combination of online course work, residencies, and field experiences designed to prepare you for state licensure eligibility. You'll learn to apply family systems theories and therapeutic techniques to address a wide range of relationship issues and to assess and treat mental and emotional disorders and problems within the family system.
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With your Master's in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Capella, you'll integrate and apply research and theories in the practice of marriage and family therapy, including relational/systemic theories, theories of individual and family development across the life span, and other foundational theories in marriage and family therapy to clinical practice. You'll also learn to think critically and write effectively in the discipline by analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating the theoretical and practice issues relevant to family dynamics and systems theory in the field of marriage and family therapy. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs with an online program in general marriage and family counseling/therapy include behavioral disorder counselor, counselor, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor, therapist or vocational counselor. Potential workplaces and fields include mental health, educational institutions, private sector, health care or child welfare/children's services.