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Medical Family Therapy Certificate

Advance your clinical training.

ACU’s online Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Family Therapy offers you advanced clinical training in medical family therapy.

The certificate is a 15-credit hour program including a 6-month practicum. The majority of coursework will be completed online with two 3-day residencies required, one at the beginning and one at the end of the program.

You will be responsible for identifying your practicum site, according to guidelines established by the program. In addition, you must have access to mobile video recording technology to record samples of your clinical work.

Program Overview

Credit hours 15
Concentrations N/A
Department Marriage and Family Studies Online
School/College College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Medical Family Therapy

You will take courses such as:

    Theory & Practice of Medical Family Therapy
    Illness, Disability, Death & Dying Across the Lifespan
    Interventions in Medical Family Therapy
    MedFT Practicum
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Admission Requirements

  • Submit an official transcript indicating the successful completion of a Master’s degree from a COAMFTE-accredited Marriage and Family Therapy program. If a master’s degree was earned from an MFT program not accredited by COAMFTE, the transcript must be evaluated by the program director to determine the student’s achievement of the COAMFTE foundational curriculum requirements.  
  • A written purpose statement declaring why the applicant wishes to advance his/her career into the specialization of medical family therapy.  
  • Two professional letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant's clinical competence.

See full ACU graduate admissions requirements here

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.