This Master of Science Degree is registered by the New York State Education Department, Office of Professional Affairs, to offer the master's degree for licensure-eligibility in Marriage and Family Therapy.
This 45-credit program includes coursework in:
- Family systems theory and practice
- Contemporary Models of Couple and Family Therapy
- Clinical assessment and psychotherapy of troubled families
- Assessment and intervention with the larger systems with which families interact
- Prevention of emotional problems arising from domestic violence, illness, unemployment and the court system
Requirements are met through Mercy College's affiliated agencies, mental health facilities, hospitals and private practice settings, which provide supervision by licensed, highly experienced health care professionals.
The program takes about two and a half years through part-time attendance of evening classes. During the internship year, students must be available two full days a week during the day.
Courses may be taken as non-matriculation status in order to complete licensure requirements.