Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Toccoa Falls College (pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – SACSCOC) develops clinicians with the skills and knowledge to provide ethical, competent, and compassionate therapy for individuals, marriages, and families within a multicultural, integrated Christian framework.
Toccoa Falls College’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy will meet the education and training requirements for licensure established by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists. This program will allow students to become licensed as Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) or, alternatively, as Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) with the addition of two elective courses also offered in the program.
This hybrid graduate program from Toccoa Falls College takes a personalized approach, enabling flexibility for graduate learners to take the required marriage and family therapy courses at a reasonable cost. The program may be completed in a convenient a three-year plan. The intent is to help learners balance academic, professional, and personal life commitments.
Marriage and Family Therapy students will be able to:
- Students will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the subject, including theories, leading theorists in the field, research methodologies, sub-fields of study, and principles of application (e.g. case studies, development of problems, techniques, etc.)
- Students will appreciate the importance of employing global awareness and facilitate a broader understanding of diverse perspectives and other cultures when conducting therapy.
- Students will analyze and apply the course material in critical thinking, case conceptualization, problem solving, and decision making, consistent with a biblical worldview.
- Students will demonstrate specific skills and competencies of individual, couples, and family therapy in a compassionate manner consistent with a biblical worldview.
- Students will identify, investigate, and synthesize academic research on relevant topics in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.
- Students will be able to demonstrate, explain, and facilitate ethical reasoning and decision making in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy, consistent with a Christian worldview perspective.
- Transcripts showing completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited college, university, or program and evidence of meeting one of the following stipulations:
- A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on the last degree-bearing transcript, OR
- A cumulative graduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on the last degree- bearing transcript, OR
- A combined score of 300 for the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken after 8/1/11
- At least six earned credit hours in Psychology or Counseling, or acceptable equivalent.
- Three recommendations, at least one from a professor and one from a supervisor/professional
- A completed application, along with a $50.00 non-refundable application fee
- A current resume or curriculum vitae
- Personal Faith Narrative and Statement of Intent
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