MFT Curriculum and State Licensure
The App State MFT Program curriculum meets the requirments for licensure in North Carolina as determined by the North Carolina MFT Licensure Board. Students who plan to apply for licensure in other states develop an indivudal plan of study with their advisor to ensure they meet regulator requirments as indicated by the AAMFT MFT Licensing Boards and Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) .
Students are encouraged to join American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Student membership in AAMFT includes professional liabilty insurance, which is required for students enrolled in internship. Membership in AAMFT includes membership in North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NCAMFT) at no additional cost, who hosts an annual professional conference in NC.
Faculty and students may also involved in other professional associations, including National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), and the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA).
Minority Fellowship Program Information
The AAMFT Research & Education Foundation ("the Foundation") has been awarded the Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program – Youth (NITT-MFP-Y) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The purpose of this grant program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master's level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood (aged 16 – 25) in an effort to increase access to, and quality of, behavioral health care for this age group.
North Carolina Residency
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- Minority Fellowship Program - MFP Application Information
- Click here to view the Marriage and Family Therapy Handbook (DOCX, 356 KB)
- Addictions Counseling. Marriage and Family Therapy students who complete the requirements for the Addictions Counseling Certificate and complete an internship working with addition and recovery with a credentialed supervisor are now eligible to be certified as a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). Appalachian State University MFT/Addictions Counseling Certificate is now recognized as Criteria C pre-approved substance abuse/addictions Master’s degrees, which is an accelerated path to LCAS certification.
- Expressive Arts Therapy
- Systemic Multicultural Counseling. Currently not accepting applications.