Student and 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 7 years.

COAMFTE Student Achievement Data *

COAMFTE Student Achievement Criteria Data for Appalachian State University 

Accredited: 8/1/1998

Advertised Program Length*: FT: 2 

Cohort Year Students Entered Program

# of Students in Program

Advertised Graduation Rate (%)*

Maximum Graduation Rate (%)**

Job Placement Rate (%)***

National Exam Pass Rate (%)****

FT

 

FT

 

FT

 

FT

 

FT

 

2010-2011

11

 

81

 

91

 

100

 

100 N=9

 

2011-2012

11

 

81

 

100

 

100

 

100 N=11

 

2012-2013

13

 

76

 

100

 

100

 

100 N=12

 

2013-2014

14

 

85

 

85

 

75

 

100 N=9

 

2014-2015

13

 

76

 

85

 

80

 

100 N=11

 

2015-2016

14

 

71

 

85

 

100

 

100 N=8

 

2016-2017

16

 

81

 

81

 

36

 

100 N=8

 

2017-2018

15

 

93

 

93

 

87

 

89 N=8

 

2018-2019

15

 

In process

 

In process

 

In process

 

In process

 

2019-2020

17

 

In process

 

In process

 

In process

 

In process

 

  

 

Contextual information

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

2 students (13%) were admitted to MFT Ph.D. programs which are not included in job placement rates. 

2018-2019

Students are currently enrolled in the program. 

2019-2020

Students are currently enrolled in the program. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*  This cohort still has students enrolled.

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.

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.