LeTourneau University’s Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) is a specialized professional graduate degree program designed to equip graduates to diagnose and treat individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve healthy relationships.
Our students become relationship specialists. You will be equipped to work with all age groups including children, adolescents and adults, and may choose to specialize with a specific population.
The distinguished LeTourneau faculty is committed to the highest quality of clinical counseling training, as well as a distinctively Christian counseling and psychology perspective of the counselor role toward assisting the whole person.
Students are trained to embrace and apply the empirically grounded principles of psychology and counseling to assist in spiritual and psychological health and in relationship reconciliation. Learn more about our approach to integrating faith within the field of Marriage and Family Therapy in this video.
As a graduate of this program, you will have the academic, practicum and internship requirements for licensure in marriage and family therapy (LMFT) and licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) through the Texas State Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Requirements in each state vary—see www.AMFTRB.org for information about your state's licensure requirements and process.
Graduates may serve in a variety of contexts including: church, community, government, military, hospital, school and educational settings, and society at large in a variety of roles such as:
Graduates will be equipped to help couples and families connect, relate and establish meaningful intimacy.
With the mounting pressures facing couples and families, the demand for well-trained, competent MFTs is expected to increase. Today, Marriage and Family Therapy is rated as one of the top careers and as a core mental-health profession. Some 1.8 million people are now receiving treatment from a marriage and family therapist.