Southeastern equips graduates to serve families in need. Topics of study include:
Marriage and family therapy is one of the fastest-growing professional fields in the country. The U.S. Department of Labor expects growth of about 30 percent in coming years, thanks in part to a renewed emphasis on maintaining healthy families. There is also a greater demand for marriage and family counseling as families have become more willing to seek help when there is a crisis.
Although there are about 7,000 licensed social workers and mental health counselors in Florida, there are currently only 2,000 licensed marriage and family counselors in the state. Southeastern’s unique emphasis on integrating Christian principles with counseling practices will prepare you to fill the need and to effectively serve families using a Biblical foundation.
The Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy is a 60-credit-hour program with classes held evenings on campus. Individual classes meet one night per week for eight weeks.
In addition to practicum and internship experiences and broader counseling courses, students will take the following distinctive courses as part of the program: