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The UVU Master in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) trains students to be professionally competent in the field of marriage and family therapy. Through the application of systemic theories, skills, and ethics, students are prepared to serve a diverse client population. Students who successfully complete the program, including academic course work and supervised clinical practica, are eligible for employment and licensure as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Utah. This program is offered in collaboration with the Behavioral Science Department and the family science undergraduate degree.

Why choose Marriage and Family Therapy?

Marriage and Family Therapists provide therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. MFTs work in a variety of settings including outpatient and hospital sites, agencies and private practice.  Marriage and Family Therapy approaches treatment from a systems perspective, which means that these therapists view people and problems in context.  MFTs seek to empower their clients by focusing on individual resiliencies and contextual resources. For more information about Marriage and Family Therapy, go to the AAMFT website and click on Learn about MFTs.

In the 2019 U.S. News Best Job Rankings, Marriage and Family Therapists ranked #8 in Best Social Service Jobs and #75 in the top 100 Best Jobs list.

 According to Utah DWS Occupation Information,  marriage and family therapists are “expected to experience much faster than average employment growth with a moderate volume of annual job openings. Business expansion, as opposed to the need for replacements, will provide the majority of job openings in the coming decade. Job prospects are expected to be good for marriage and family therapists, particularly in rural areas or other communities that are underserved by mental health practitioners.” 

Why choose UVU?

The Utah Valley University mission is to prepare students for success in work and life through excellent and engaged teaching and scholarship. UVU prepares professionally competent people of integrity who, as lifelong learners and leaders, serve as stewards of a globally interdependent community. The UVU MFT program emphasizes clinical competence and ethical practice. This program prepares graduates for gainful employment and community service as marriage and family therapists.

Across a broad range of clinical employment settings, marriage and family therapists seek to improve the quality of life for individuals, couples, and families.  The UVU Marriage and Family Therapy program emphasizes professional competence and stewardship within the local community.  With an emphasis on systemic theories, clinical skills and professional ethics, the MFT program prepares graduates for licensure and employment in marriage and family therapy.  The training of marriage and family therapy students champions inclusion and diversity through self-awareness and respect toward all people. 

 

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Information Sessions

  • February 26 from 1-2pm
  • February 27 from 11-11:50am
  • UVU Campus. Room number FL 120 (Fulton Library)