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Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is the clinical discipline and practice of providing behavioral health treatment to individuals, couples, families, and groups of all ages and cultures.

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MFT is a goal-ori­ent­ed treat­ment that assists in help­ing patients real­ize per­son­al or family/​system change and is one of the five fed­er­al­ly rec­og­nized men­tal health disciplines.

What does your future as an MFT look like?

OC’s MFT program trains students for a variety of careers

Career Opportunities

Community mental health agencies

Medically integrated care or medical family therapy

Private or group practice

Tribal systems, the Veterans Administration, or other State or Federal agency or university-based mental health positions

Research, policy, advocacy, or other culture-changing leadership work

Work-based mental health positions such as “Employment Assistant Plan” professionals

M.S. in Human Sci­ences — Mar­riage and Fam­i­ly Ther­a­py: 45 hours (min­i­mum)

Human Sciences Foundation Courses

18 Hours

Marriage and Family Therapy Courses

27 Hours

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