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
- Private and Group Practice
|Program of Study: Oregon Tech MFT Program – Part Time|
|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 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|
|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|
|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|
|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:
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.
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.
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.