Family therapy (also referred to as family counseling, family systems therapy, marriage and family therapy, couple and family therapy) is a branch of psychology and clinical social work that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members.
According to a 2004 French government study conducted by French Institute of Health and Medical Research, family and couples therapy was the second most effective therapy after Cognitive behavioral therapy. The study used meta-analysis of over a hundred secondary studies to find some level of effectiveness that was either \"proven\" or \"presumed\" to exist. Of the treatments studied, family therapy was presumed or proven effective at treating schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anorexia and alcohol dependency.
The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology: Daytime Format program will prepare students to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups as a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) or a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in California.
All relationships experience difficulties from time to time. When these problems pile up or seem too complicated to solve, it may be helpful to meet with a couples and family therapist. Because family and intimate relationships provide an important setting for growth and understanding, we focus on these relationships as the primary unit of care in the Couples and Family Therapy Clinic.
Students must also complete a 700-hour supervised clinical internship in marriage and family therapy that meets the currently articulated criteria for such training, with at least 270 hours of direct client contact. One-hundred and thirty-five of those 270 direct-client contact hours must be with couples and families.
The idea that only those with a mental illness can benefit from therapy is a myth. Changes, stress, and problems are inevitable in each person's life. Marriage & Family Therapists and Counselors work to strengthen relationships and prevent problems from getting out of control. Not all family members must participate for successful outcomes. A wide variety of problems influence and are influenced by a person's ability to relate to others in his or her world. Individuals, couples, or families who want to improve their relationships, whether those relationships be with friends, lovers, spouses, parents, children, siblings, or work associates, may benefit from the expertise available in our clinic.
The Family Therapy and Counseling Series is devoted to providing practitioners and students with current information on specific topics relevant to marriage and family therapy, counseling, couples therapy, and child and adolescent therapy.
Venice Family Clinic is proud to offer comprehensive, compassionate and confidential mental health services including therapy, psychiatry, domestic violence programming and substance use treatment. We offer individual, couples, and family therapy, support for children who have witnessed in-home violence, LGBTQ+ support, teen counseling, and HIV services. Our psychiatry services include medication for mental illnesses such as anxiety, panic attacks, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The mission of the marriage and family therapist graduate programs is to provide the highest quality counseling psychology education, training, hands-on experience, scholarship, and service in the field. We train ethical professionals to foster the well-being and mental health of individuals, children, couples, families, organizations, and communities primarily through improving relationships.
Are you ready to explore an education in couples and family therapy and work towards a career as a family therapist These counselor education courses will give you hands-on experience, exposure to knowledgeable faculty members, and first-hand experience of clinical training practices to prepare you to work in the field of family psychology. Apply for a MFT program today!
Nancy Boyd-Franklin's special interests include multicultural issues, the treatment of African-American families, ethnicity and family therapy, home-based family therapy, marital and couples therapy, the multisystems approach to the treatment of poor inner-city families, issues for women of color, the development of a model of therapeutic support groups for African-American families living with AIDS, and issues in working with African American children and adolescents. Her publications include numerous articles and chapters on the above topics. She has written four books including: Black Families in Therapy: A Multisystem Approach; Children, Families, and HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial and Therapeutic Issues; Reaching Out in Family Therapy: Home-Based ,School and Community Interventions, with Dr. Brenna Bry; and Boys Into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage Sons with Dr. Anderson J. Franklin. In 2003, the second edition of her book Black Families in Therapy: Understanding the African American Experience was published. Her honors include receipt of the award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Ethnic Minority Psychology and to the Mentoring of Students from Division 45 of the APA (2001), the award for Outstanding Contributions to the Theory, Practice and Research on Psychotherapy with Women from Division 35 of the APA (1996), the Distinguished Psychologist of the Year Award from the Association of Black Psychologists (1994) and the Pioneering Contribution to the Field of Family Therapy Award from the American Family therapy Academy. 59ce067264