Welcome to the Marriage and Family Therapy Program

The Marriage and Family Program is designed to prepare family therapists to work specifically with families in a wide variety of work settings. The program requires 48 semester hours and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

As a faculty, we do not teach or adhere to a single theory or school approach to marriage and family therapy. Rather, we teach all of the major approaches and expect the student to be willing to examine each of these in his/her work with clients. We want the student to understand, compare, and evaluate the major approaches. The student's task is to integrate them into a personally meaningful and effective approach for the purpose of helping families change, and for the purpose of helping others understand families better through teaching and research.

MFT Program receives HRSA Grant to Fund Clinical Interns!

Internship stipends are available which are 100% fully funded by a Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals grant award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The goal of the grant is to provide behavioral services to children and youth living in rural Appalachian communities and expand the number of licensed MFTs working in these underserved areas. The stipend amount provided to each recipient is ten thousand dollars over the course of their 12 month internship.

Systemic Multicultural Counseling Certificate Approved!

Starting fall 2015, AppState Marriage and Family Therapy will offer a certificate program in Systemic Multicultural Counseling. This program will provide specialized training for current students and mental health professionals in the field interested in working with marginalized populations. The Systemic Multicultural Counseling Certificate Program will focus on issues of Inclusion and Social Justice in the therapeutic space and a healthy functioning global citizenry

The MFT program is leading a study abroad to Ethiopia May 2015!

HPC 6530-145: Systemic Therapy from an Ethiopian Context

For more information, visit: http://international.appstate.edu/studyabroad/s/id/4694

2014 Graduates in MFT shirts

Student Achievement Criteria (SAC)

Click here to view the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Appalachian State University Student Achievement Criteria (SAC):

Video Game Survey - Participants Needed!

Hello fellow gamers and non-gamers alike! Dr. Jordan is studying how you engage video games (even if you don't play them much). If you're interested in participating in research about video games and gaming habits, please take this survey. Click on the link below to begin the survey. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You are not required to complete this survey nor will you be penalized in any way for not finishing. Your answers are anonymous. This study has been approved by the Appalachian State University Human Subjects Review Board (IRB). If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Dr. Jordan (828.262.6049) or the IRB (828.262.2692). Again, to take the survey, click on the link below and follow the instructions. If you know anyone else that may be interested in completing this survey, please forward the link.