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Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Train With The Founders of a Fast-Growing Field

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is one of the fastest-growing disciplines in the field of mental health. The California School of Professional Psychology, a pioneer in this discipline, offers two COAMFTE–accredited Marriage and Family Therapy graduate degree programs to prepare students for careers as professional marriage and family therapists.

Improve Relationships, Make a Difference in Diverse Lives

Marriage and Family Therapy students receive intensive theoretical and practical skill-based training, focusing on relationships and interaction patterns between couples and families of all kinds. Mentored by authorities in the field, students are trained to integrate treatment models in an international, multicultural environment. Graduates go on to work with individuals and families in hospitals, clinics, social service agencies, churches, educational institutions and private practice.

MFT Educational Stipends are available for eligible students. The stipend program is designed to serve local needs and develop mental health resources in our communities.

Select from Three Specializations

We offer specializations in three areas of significant societal focus:

Study Abroad for up to Three Semesters

Students in both MFT degree programs have a unique opportunity to study abroad in Mexico City and complete any or all of the first three semesters, including a summer semester of Spanish Language and Cultural Immersion in Mexico City.

Learn from the Best Known Names in the Field

Many pioneers in marital and family therapy have taught at Alliant, including Maurizio Andolfi, Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, James Framo, Edwin Friedman, Jay Haley, Norman Paul, Virginia Satir and Carl Whitaker.

The tradition continues today with leading MFT faculty including public policy expert Benjamin E. Caldwell, common factors researcher Sean D. Davis, EFT model developer and world renowned couple therapist Sue Johnson, and international EFT trainer Scott R. Woolley. 

Flexible Schedule, Part-Time Options

The MFT program operates on a semester system, year-round, with 16-week semesters starting in September and January, and a shortened summer semester starting in May.

We offer day, evening and executive-format classes at each campus, and make every effort to meet the needs of each cohort of students. Part-time attendance is permitted. 

New convenient course schedule in Los Angeles. Students have the option to come to campus once a week, Tuesday or Wednesday, from 9am-9:30pm. OR come to campus twice a week, Tuesday and Saturday, by taking a morning or evening class one day and a morning/afternoon or afternoon/evening courses the next day. During the first year students will also be required to attend at least one online course per semester.