About the Certificate in Medical Family Therapy
The Certificate in Medical Family Therapy is a 15-hour post-graduate certificate program that emphasizes family therapy in medical settings.The program includes online coursework, two three-day residencies at ACU at CitySquare, and a 6 month internship. A combination of online coursework and field practicum experiences provides Marriage and Family Therapy professionals with additional training to expand their practice into medical settings.
Medical family therapy is an approach to healthcare utilizing a biopsychosocial-spiritual perspective that is informed by systems theory and spans across a variety of clinical settings. In medical family therapy, the patient’s interpersonal relationships are viewed as playing a key role in their health, and collaboration exists between the medical family therapist and other healthcare professionals.