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What You'll Learn

At Capella, we give you the tools, knowledge and support to help you measure and maximize your degree outcomes.

Learning You Can See

In addition to grades and ongoing feedback from your instructors, you will be able to visualize your progress in each of your courses.

Use this one-of-a-kind tool to know where you stand after each assignment and see where you might need extra help in your courses.

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have achieved the following student learning outcomes:

  • Effectively 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.
  • Deliver culturally and ethnically sensitive therapy services to couple and family clients in a variety of settings by integrating concepts of social justice, applying multi-cultural competencies, and recognizing contextual and systemic dynamics of the client system.
  • 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.
  • Understand, differentiate and apply the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Counseling Association Codes of Ethics to professional behavior and the practice of marriage and family therapy, in order to recognize and take appropriate action in situations where ethics, laws, professional liability and standards of practice apply.
  • Communicate with sensitivity, understanding, respect, and a systemic perspective in all professional interactions in order to develop collaborative working relationships with clients and other professionals.
  • In preparation for licensure upon graduation, identify as a marriage and family therapist, articulating one’s own model of therapy and theory of change while aligning systemic clinical practice and professional development with state and national standards for the marriage and family therapy discipline.

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