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M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Arts – Marriage and Family Therapy degree program is to produce marriage and family therapists who can integrate the science and practice of family therapy with Christian theology. Students are equipped with a strong biblical foundation to promote the biopsychosocial, spiritual, and relational well-being of individuals, couples, and families in diverse communities. Students are trained to be ethically and culturally competent. The program accomplishes this mission by embracing a scholar/practitioner model that blends Christian theology and systemic family therapy training with research and clinical practices.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Arts – Marriage and Family Therapy, students will be able to:

1.Demonstrate foundational knowledge in a wide range of systemic and relational theories and treatment techniques that are informed by research (ULO 1). ULO-1
2.Demonstrate cultural competence in providing services to diverse client populations including the marginalized groups in California (ULO 2). ULO-2
3.Demonstrate an understanding and application of marriage and family therapy ethics and Christian ethical principles in their clinical work (ULO 3). ULO-3
4.Demonstrate competence in systems/relational practice consistent with MFT professional standards (ULO 3). ULO-3
5.Identify as marriage and family therapists who integrate Christian theology, family-of-origin, and social location in their professional development (ULO 2). ULO-2

Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

No Annual PLO Assessment Reports are currently available for this program.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.

The Executive Summary is currently unavailable for this program.