Marriage and Family Therapy As A Career
Graduates may serve in a variety of contexts including: church, community, government, military, hospital, school and educational settings, and society at large in a variety of roles such as:
- Independent counseling practitioners
- Family life educators
- Ministers of family life and counseling
- Parent trainers, social work and human services roles
- Youth ministers, pastors, missionaries
- Teachers, business and entrepreneurial leaders
- and many varied roles in which counseling and family expertise is needed
Graduates will be equipped to help couples and families connect, relate and establish meaningful intimacy.
With the mounting pressures facing couples and families, the demand for well-trained, competent MFTs is expected to increase. Today, Marriage and Family Therapy is rated as one of the top careers and as a core mental-health profession. Some 1.8 million people are now receiving treatment from a marriage and family therapist.