Department of Human Services

Marriage and Family Counseling Certificate


This certificate is available to Clinical Mental Health Counseling Students seeking additional training in couples and family therapy. Students are prepared to provide family, couples, individual and group therapy utilizing a systemic perspective. This preparation includes an extensive study of systems theory and the systemic perspective of how to view, interpret, and intervene with problems associated with marriage and family life. This certificate, along with your degree in clinical mental health counseling, prepares students for work as a professional counselor who treats couples and families. 

Contact Information

Certificate Director: Stephen Fortson, Ed.D. PCC-S
108M Allyn Hall

Academics and Curriculum

Marriage and Family Counseling Certificate Application (DOCX)

  • CNL 7260 Marriage and Family Counseling 
  • CNL 7261 Systems Theory
  • CNL 8600 Play Therapy or
  • CNL 8600 Techniques of Child Therapy
  • CNL 8000 Human Sexuality Counseling
  • CNL 7800 Systemic Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling
  • CNL 7801 Marriage Pre-Practicum
  • RHB 7300 Theory and Epidemiology of Addictions or
  • RHB 7310 Treatment and Prevention of Addictions

Total Hours 15

This certificate adds 12 credit hours to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

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