MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

Earn a Master of Arts in Psychology

 

Marriage and Family Therapy program focuses on the intersection between Buddhist psychology and Western multicultural and recovery-oriented evidence-based practice in helping individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Students will master standard Marriage and Family Therapy competencies and will also become:

  • Grounded in Recovery-Oriented Practice; putting clients at the heart of treatment and focusing upon co-creating a life worth living.
  • Well-practiced at making ethical decisions from the overlapping lenses of multiculturalism, Buddhist psychology, and biomedical/behavioral health law and ethics.
  • Clinically and personally skilled in contemplative practice.
  • Versed in effective practices that borrow heavily from Buddhist psychology, such as Mindfulness-Based.
  • Compassionate with a focus on stress reduction, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment.
  • Adept at focused therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy skills training.
  • Trained in the fundamentals of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.
  • Experienced in the applications of Interpersonal Neurobiology from the inside out.

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Fill out the simple form below to speak with an Admissions Counselor today!

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(855) 468-9378

PHILOSOPHY & OBJECTIVES

Ranked 9th most affordable graduate psychology program in the U.S., University of the West’s psychology program prepares students to be innovative critical thinkers, ready to meet the needs of a dynamic and complex global community.

Consistent with the university’s mission, the department not only aims to cultivate leading edge awareness, knowledge, and skills, but aspires to educate the whole person by nurturing social responsibility and integrity. The culturally diverse faculty and staff contribute to awakening an appreciation of cultural differences.

The program is aligned to the requirements of California Business and Professions Code Section 4980.37, as regulated by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Coursework prepares students for the California MFT license examinations, and to meet best practices outlined by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

90% of our students currently receive some form of aid

At UWest, we are committed to providing a high-quality education at a low price. From tuition waivers to scholarships, our dedication to providing exceptional financial aid services starts with your eligibility. As part of our mission to be accessible to students of all backgrounds, we will work together with you and your family to ensure the most affordable and valuable college experience possible.

UWest offers one of the lowest tuition rates of any private University in the nation, one-third the cost of many of the other private schools in Southern California.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

Earn a Master of Arts in Psychology

 

Marriage and Family Therapy program focuses on the intersection between Buddhist psychology and Western multicultural and recovery-oriented evidence-based practice in helping individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Students will master standard Marriage and Family Therapy competencies and will also become:

  • Grounded in Recovery-Oriented Practice; putting clients at the heart of treatment and focusing upon co-creating a life worth living.
  • Well-practiced at making ethical decisions from the overlapping lenses of multiculturalism, Buddhist psychology, and biomedical/behavioral health law and ethics.
  • Clinically and personally skilled in contemplative practice.
  • Versed in effective practices that borrow heavily from Buddhist psychology, such as Mindfulness-Based.
  • Compassionate with a focus on stress reduction, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment.
  • Adept at focused therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy skills training.
  • Trained in the fundamentals of Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.
  • Experienced in the applications of Interpersonal Neurobiology from the inside out.

LEARN MORE

Fill out the simple form below to speak with an Admissions Counselor today!

CALL US

(855) 468-9378

PHILOSOPHY & OBJECTIVES

Ranked 9th most affordable graduate psychology program in the U.S., University of the West’s psychology program prepares students to be innovative critical thinkers, ready to meet the needs of a dynamic and complex global community.

Consistent with the university’s mission, the department not only aims to cultivate leading edge awareness, knowledge, and skills, but aspires to educate the whole person by nurturing social responsibility and integrity. The culturally diverse faculty and staff contribute to awakening an appreciation of cultural differences.

The program is aligned to the requirements of California Business and Professions Code Section 4980.37, as regulated by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Coursework prepares students for the California MFT license examinations, and to meet best practices outlined by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

 

90% of our students currently receive some form of aid.

 

At UWest, we are committed to providing a high-quality education at a low price. From tuition waivers to scholarships, our dedication to providing exceptional financial aid services starts with your eligibility. As part of our mission to be accessible to students of all backgrounds, we will work together with you and your family to ensure the most affordable and valuable college experience possible.

UWest offers one of the lowest tuition rates of any private University in the nation, one-third the cost of many of the other private schools in Southern California.