Marital and Family Therapy PsyD Program
CHOOSE YOUR FOCUS IN A FAST-GROWING FIELD
The COAMFTE-accredited Marital and Family Therapy (MFT) PsyD program offered at the Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Diego campuses of Alliant International University provides the advanced training to pursue a career as a professional marriage and family therapist.
INTERNATIONAL AND INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED
Marriage and Family Therapy is recognized by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) as a core mental health discipline and is one of the fastest- growing disciplines in the field of mental health. The Couple and Family Therapy program at Alliant attracts students from around the world and are dedicated to train students to work with diverse populations.
REAL-WORLD TRAINING WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONS
To prepare for clinical practice, students receive intensive theoretical and practical skill-based training. Students gain real-world experience with a diverse clientele in Community-based practicum and internship sites, under the oversight of supervisors who meet rigorous AAMFT professional standards.
The doctoral program requires continuous active practice of marital and family therapy,
including a doctoral internship of 1500 hours.
CUTTING-EDGE SPECIALTIES AND A STUDY-ABROAD OPTION
As a student in the MFT PsyD program, you will have an opportunity to specialize in one of three fields of growing national and international interest and significance:
- Chemical Dependency (San Diego)
- Gerontology (San Diego)
- Infant-Preschooler Mental Health (Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and Online)
- Latin American Family Therapy (San Diego, Irvine, Los Angles, Sacramento)
- LGBT Humans Services And Mental Health (Online)
Additional coursework is required.
In addition, you can opt to study abroad in Mexico for up to the first three semesters in the program.
With a master’s degree in marital and family therapy, you are eligible for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in California upon completion of post-degree intern hours and passing the licensure exam.
The Couple and Family Therapy programs at Alliant International University are accredited
by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT):
112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3061
The MFT master’s program at Alliant is one of only four accredited masters programs in California. The PsyD program is the only accredited MFT doctoral program in California and was the first accredited MFT PsyD program in the country.
The Couple and Family Therapy 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. For more information or to apply online, contact the Admissions Office at (866) 825-5426.
For more on the Couple & Family Therapy program, please click the links above.
We offer day and evening classes in San Diego and Irvine and evening classes in Sacramento. Part-time attendance is permitted.