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About the Program
The post-master’s 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 address the impact of healthcare issues and concerns with patients and make a difference in the lives of families across your community.
All the Details on Your Degree
This post-master’s certificate program is designed to prepare students to work with individuals, couples, and families that are facing chronic or acute medical difficulties.
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
October 19, 2021
January 11, 2022
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Meet the Program Director
Dr. Sara Blakeslee Salkil, Certificate in Medical Family Therapy
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.
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