Change Lives as a Marriage and Family Therapist

Marriage therapist with a cup of coffee observes couple looking lovingly at each other

A marriage and family therapist counsels families and couples regarding issues that affect their personal relationships. In this profession, there is a broad range of issues that a marriage and family therapist may encounter, such as infidelity, substance abuse, and depression. While counseling their patients, these professionals can improve relationships and change lives.

Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program is designed for students who wish to become professional counselors. Keep reading to learn how earning this degree can prepare you to become a marriage and family therapist:

Improve Your Counseling Skills

Through coursework and supervised fieldwork, students in this program gain a comprehensive understanding of the role, benefits and value of family systems theory as it applies to counseling families and couples. The curriculum also encompasses social and cultural diversity issues; human growth and development; and addictions and substance use disorders.

Develop Your Counseling Expertise

This degree program can help you develop competencies in marriage and family therapy, ethics, research and professional growth and development in counseling. You will also study social and cultural foundations as well as professional counseling models and practice.

Impact the Lives of Others

As you earn this degree, you will develop into a counseling professional who is prepared to evaluate a range of issues that relate to families and relationships, as well as conduct in-depth analyses that allow you to provide treatment solutions and make a difference in the lives of others. After completing this program, graduates can pursue careers as counselors, mental health counselors or behavioral health counselors.

Are you ready to discover more? If so, then visit the College of Humanities and Social Sciences website or use the Request More Information button at the top of this page.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University.

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