Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health providers that approach assessment, diagnosis, and treatment from a relational and systemic perspective. MFTs believe that mental health problems are formed and/or exacerbated in relationships and they must be healed in relationships. Graduate training provides MFT students with specialized training to treat a wide variety of presenting problems in individuals, couples, families, and group systems. The primary difference between MFTs and other mental health providers is the systemic and relational emphasis in the therapeutic process. 

MFTs work in a wide variety of settings, including:
  • Child and Family Service Agencies
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Medical Centers and Hospitals
  • Substance Use and Addiction Treatment Programs
  • Veterans Services Facilities
  • Churches and Religious Settings
  • Schools
  • Prisons
  • Private and Group Practice

MFT Program Overview

The MFT Program at Oregon Tech is a full-time mental health graduate program with specialized training in systems, families, and relationships. Students are admitted to the program to begin coursework each fall. The MFT Program takes 2.75 years to successfully complete; part-time opportunities are available upon request. A year-long practicum experience begins in June between year two and three of the program. Courses are offered nights, weekends, and days in a variety of modalities, including: face-to-face in person; face-to-face via video conferencing; blended; and fully online. 

Program of Study: Oregon Tech MFT Program – Full Time
Year 1
Fall Winter Spring  Summer
MFT 520: Counseling: Theory and Skills MFT 511: MFT Theory & Practice I MFT 512: MFT Theory & Practice II MFT 540: Research Methods
MFT 510: Introduction to MFT MFT 560: Developing Cultural Competencies MFT 550: Professional Studies: Ethics
 
MFT 569: Families, Substance Use and Addiction
MFT 502: Lifespan Development MFT 567: Intro to SUDs and Addiction MFT 562: Rural Considerations in MH & SUD Treatment and Prevention  
Year 2
Fall Winter Spring Summer
MFT 530: Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis MFT 531: Child & Adolescent Psychopathology and Diagnosis MFT 525: Trauma and Recovery    MFT 599: Supervised Clinical Practicum in MFT
MFT 566:
MedFT: Illness, Families, and Professionals 
MFT 568: MedFT in Action: Community-based Integration & Collaboration MFT 513: Advanced Family Therapy MFT 582: Contemporary Issues in MFT and Addiction
MFT 564: Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders MFT 523: Group Therapy MFT 581: Pharmacology of Substance Use Disorders  
Year 3
Fall Winter Spring Summer
MFT 599: Supervised Clinical Practicum in MFT MFT 599: Supervised Clinical Practicum in MFT MFT 599: Supervised Clinical Practicum in MFT Graduation in June!
MFT 592: Self of the Therapist 2 cr MFT 593: Theories of Change in MFT 2 cr MFT 594: Capstone 2 cr  
MFT 521: Child & Adolescent Therapy MFT 522: Couples Therapy MFT 561: Sexuality and Therapy   
All courses 3 credits unless otherwise noted

 

Program of Study: Oregon Tech MFT Program – Part Time
Year 1
Fall Winter Spring  Summer
MFT 520: Counseling: Theory and Skills MFT 511: MFT Theory & Practice I MFT 512: MFT Theory & Practice II MFT 540: Research Methods
MFT 510: Introduction to MFT MFT 560: Developing Cultural Competencies MFT 550: Professional Studies: Ethics
 
 
Year 2
MFT 502: Lifespan Development MFT 567: Intro to SUDs and Addiction MFT 562: Rural Considerations in MH & SUD Treatment and Prevention MFT 569: Families, Substance Use and Addiction
MFT 530: Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis MFT 531: Child & Adolescent Psychopathology and Diagnosis MFT 525: Trauma and Recovery     
Year 3
Fall Winter Spring Summer
MFT 566: MedFT: Illness, Families, and Professionals 
 
MFT 568: MedFT in Action: Community-based Integration & Collaboration MFT 513: Advanced Family Therapy MFT 582: Contemporary Issues in MFT and Addiction
MFT 564: Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders MFT 523: Group Therapy MFT 581: Pharmacology of Substance Use Disorders  
Year 4
Fall Winter Spring Summer
MFT 521: Child & Adolescent Therapy MFT 599: Supervised Clinical Practicum in MFT 2 cr MFT 599: Supervised Clinical Practicum in MFT 2 cr MFT 599: Supervised Clinical Practicum in MFT 2 cr
  MFT 522: Couples Therapy MFT 561: Sexuality and Therapy   
Year 5
MFT 599: Supervised Clinical Practicum in MFT 2 cr MFT 599: Supervised Clinical Practicum in MFT 2 cr MFT 599: Supervised Clinical Practicum in MFT 2 cr Graduation!
MFT 592: Self of the Therapist 2 cr MFT 593: Theories of Change in MFT 2 cr MFT 594: Capstone 2 cr  
All courses 3 credits unless otherwise noted

 

Advanced Specialty Training

The Oregon Tech MFT Program provides advanced training in:

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare & Medical Family Therapy

Oregon Tech  MFT students develop the knowledge and skills required to collaborate as Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Providers and Medical Family Therapists (MedFTs) on interdisciplinary health care teams; provide medical mental health consultations in collaborative care settings; provide individual, couple, family, and group therapy in healthcare settings; and collaborate with colleagues in building healthy communities.

Substance Misuse, Addiction, and Recovery

Oregon Tech MFT students are well prepared to work with individuals, couples and families struggling with substance abuse and addiction. From a trauma-informed perspective, students learn the advanced knowledge and skills required to work well with substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring disorders; and the impact of the same on couples and families.

Rural Mental Healthcare Emphasis

Mental health care needs in rural areas, like southern Oregon, provide unique challenges that require unique approaches. Emphasized throughout the entire program, Oregon Tech MFT prepares students to excel as rural mental health care professionals.

Apply Today!

For more information about the application and admissions process for the MFT Program, click here

Open House Information

The MFT Program will be hosting three open houses during the 2020-2021 academic year. Come learn about the program, hear from current students, and ask any questions you might have. Due to COVID-19, these open house events will be conducted virtually. Please click here to RSVP. A zoom link will be sent closer to the event date. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, November 18th 6:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, January 13th 6:30pm-8:00pm
Wednesday, May 19th 3:00pm-4:30pm