Dual Track Degree:
Graduates of this program with the CFT area of emphasis, you will meet the educational and pre-master’s field experience requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions to become licensed as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) as well as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). This dual track makes graduates highly competitive for employment. Students seeking licensure in other states must ensure that their degree program satisfies the requirements of the licensing board in the particular state. (Click here for a list of state boards for LMFT and here for a list of state boards for counseling.)
Our Field Education office works individually with students to secure supervised training opportunities beginning in the first semester. Students engage in a minimum of 360-hour practicum and 600-hour internship experience where they will practice their skills in counseling and couples and family therapy.
One of the distinctive characteristics of our curriculum is that the program focuses on and integrates multiculturalism, differences in race, ethnicity, religion, physical abilities and differences, class, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity. Culturally responsive and respectful work with families and couples in urban and other underserved or marginalized communities will be central throughout academic courses and field placements.
Distinguished, experienced faculty mentors provide a supportive learning community for students. Click here to read about the Area of Emphasis Director, Jacqueline Gagliardi. Please click here to connect with her if you have any questions about the program.