Alumni Achievements

The MFT Program at Appalachian State University has been accredited for the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy COAMFTE since 1998.  We admit students annualy to begin during the fall semester.  The shortest amount of time the program can be completed is 2 years and the longest allotted time to complete the program is 6 years.

COAMFT Student Achievement Data *

COAMFT Student Achievement Data *

Year Admitted

# of students in program.

% of students who graduated from the program within the Maximum Length of program completion (7 Years)

% of students who graduated within the Minimum Length of Program Completion (2 Years)

%of students who  graduated with in the advertised length of the program (2 years)

Job Placement Rate

%  Alumni whom sat for and passed  national exam

 

      

2009-2010

12

92%

75%

75%

100%

100% N=11

2010-2011

11

91%

82%

82%

100%

100% N=9

2011-2012

11

100%

91%

91%

100%

100% N=11

2012-2013

13

100%

92%

92%

100%

100% N=12

2013-2014

14

85%

71% 

71%

82%

100% N=9

2014-2015

13

85%

77% 

77%

80%

100% N=11

2015-2016

14

85%

71%

71%

100%

100% N=8

2016-2017*

16

81%

63%

63%

36%

100% N=6

2017-2018*

15

in process

in process

in process

in process

in process

2018-2019

14

in process

In process

in progress

in process

in process

 *  This cohort still has students enrolled.

 

Contextual information

2005-2006

 

2006-2007

 

2007-2008

 

2008-2009

 

2009-2010

 

2010-2011

 

2011-2012

 

2012-2013

 

2013-2014

 

2014-2015

 

2015-2016

 

2016-2017

5 students (33%) were admitted to MFT Ph.D. programs which are not included in job placement rates. 

2017-2018

Students graduate August 2019.  

2018-2019

Students are currently enrolled in the program. 

Where are they now? 

Graduates of the MFT program are employed throughout the United States. They serve in private practice, non-profit agencies, residential treatment programs, intensive in-home programs, in-school therapy programs.  Alumni have been admitted into Ph.D. programs including: Florida State, Kansas State, St. Louis University, Virginia Tech, and University of North Carolina- Charlotte. 

Selected Publications & Presentations with MFT Program Faculty & Students

Benson, K.E.; Otero-Vargas, F.; Smith, K; van Eeden-Moorefield, B. (2018). Gender Identity Discourse in the Wake of North Carolina HB2. National Council on Family Relations. San Diego, CA. 

Gambrel, L. E., Gale, J., Fordham, B. (Jun 2019). A Feminist Analysis of Online Parenting Programs. Presentation at the American Family Therapy Academy 2019 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Jordan, N. A., Russell, L., Afousi, E., Tasha, C., McVicker, M., Robertson, J. & Winek, J. L. (2013). The ethical use of social media in marriage and family therapy: Recommendations and future directions. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 22(1), 105-112. doi: 10.1177/1066480713505064.

Jordan, N., Winek, J. L., & Russell, L. (2012, March). The ethical use of social media in the practice of family therapy. Presented at The North Carolina American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference.

Miller, G., Winek, J., Zimmerman, J., Christenbery, S., Wilkerson, T., & Gardner, J. (2008, November). Substance abuse dynamics in the family: Methamphetamine treatment focus. Workshop presented at the North Carolina Family- Based Services Association.

Reed, K., Wilson, S., Gambrel, L. E., & Sude, M. (Jun 2016). Images and Narratives of New Parent Couples. Poster presentation at the American Family Therapy Academy 2016 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Zimmerman, M. J., & Winek, J. L. (2013). Group activities for families in Recovery. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.