Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.
About the Program
The Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Family Therapy is a 15-credit-hour program offered for students who are seeking advanced clinical training in medical family therapy. It will give you the tools to help make a difference in the lives of families across your community.
All the Details on Your Degree
Work toward this graduate certificate will, in most cases, be applicable to the online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (Medical Family Therapy Track).
12 month timeframe
Introduction to Medical Family Therapy
Theory, Practice, and Research in Medical Family Therapy
Illness, Disability, Death, and Dying Across the Lifespan
Interventions in Medical Family Therapy
Upcoming Start Dates
May 4, 2021
June 29, 2021
Common Job Titles
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Sara Blakeslee Salkil is the program director of the online Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services, online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Certificate in Medical Family Therapy programs. She is independently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Ohio and Texas and is an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor. Sara grew up in Oklahoma and earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Oklahoma State University. She received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from ACU and her doctorate in MFT from Texas Tech University. In addition to her academic and clinical work, she is a member of the Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist licensing board in Ohio and a member of the Governance Leadership Identification Task Force with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She also practices part-time.
Why Certificate Programs Have Skyrocketed in Popularity
Recent statistics are showing a shift in higher education, with certificates increasing in popularity. Read on to find out the cause for this shift and which areas of study are in high demand.
Marriage and Family Therapists versus Psychologists: What is the difference?
Interested in a career where you work directly with people who benefit from your guidance? A Marriage and Family Therapist or Psychologist may be the right fit. Read on to discover the key differences between the two so you can choose the one that best suits your interests.