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Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

FERKAUF SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY

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Credits

60
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Degree level

Masters
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Course structure

Full Time
Located in the Bronx, New York City
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One of NY State's

Only
offerings for a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
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Become a licensed marriage and family therapist in New York State at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology — a leader in psychology and counseling education for over 60 years. We are consistently rated among the top psychology schools in the nation and attract diverse students from across the globe. Here, faculty and administration are dedicated to providing quality private education and setting students up for success. Our graduate school has established an extensive network of field placement and internship options for our students. 

The MS in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed to meet the demand for therapists that are equipped to provide quality service to families and couples. It is one of New York State’s only programs of its kind.

Our 60 credit MS program is designed to provide students with the theoretical and  clinical principles of therapy for couples and families at a master’s level. Graduates of our MFT program are eligible for licensure as LMFT in New York State.  Courses cover the foundation of marriage and family therapy, family law, counseling with children and adolescents, developmental psychology across the lifespan, group therapy, multicultural issues and more. Students will also be required to complete 600 hours of supervised fieldwork.  These placements offer training and mentorship opportunities with practicing LMFTs.

As the need grows for professionals qualified to treat families and couples in diverse communities, Ferkauf is proud to pioneer one of NYC’s first master’s program producing LMFT-eligible graduate students. 

A Multitude of Field Placement Options

As a student in this program, you will be required to complete a minimum of 600 hours in supervised field placement before graduation.  Ferkauf was founded as a graduate school of psychology in 1957, and as such, a highlight of this program is our network of field placement options with the unique opportunities to work with and learn from working LMFTs in the field. Spanning across the New York metropolitan area, the placement sites include long-established community mental health centers, hospitals and agency affiliates. 

The Ferkauf Difference

Become a licensed marriage and family therapist in New York State

Make a difference for families and couples

60-credit program that combines theoretical knowledge, field work and mentorship opportunities.

Graduates can practice in private practice and mental health centers with specialized MFT expertise.

We train students in multicultural and diversity issues, so they are prepared to serve the extensive communities of New York City.

Ideal for students with a core background in psychology and a strong interest in working with couples and families.

Full Program Breakdown

Become a licensed marriage and family therapist in New York State at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology — a leader in psychology and counseling education for over 60 years. We are consistently rated among the top psychology schools in the nation and attract diverse students from across the globe. Here, faculty and administration are dedicated to providing quality private education and setting students up for success. Our graduate school has established an extensive network of field placement and internship options for our students. 

The MS in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed to meet the demand for therapists that are equipped to provide quality service to families and couples. It is one of New York State’s only programs of its kind.

Our 60 credit MS program is designed to provide students with the theoretical and  clinical principles of therapy for couples and families at a master’s level. Graduates of our MFT program are eligible for licensure as LMFT in New York State.  Courses cover the foundation of marriage and family therapy, family law, counseling with children and adolescents, developmental psychology across the lifespan, group therapy, multicultural issues and more. Students will also be required to complete 600 hours of supervised fieldwork.  These placements offer training and mentorship opportunities with practicing LMFTs.

As the need grows for professionals qualified to treat families and couples in diverse communities, Ferkauf is proud to pioneer one of NYC’s first master’s program producing LMFT-eligible graduate students. 

A Multitude of Field Placement Options

As a student in this program, you will be required to complete a minimum of 600 hours in supervised field placement before graduation.  Ferkauf was founded as a graduate school of psychology in 1957, and as such, a highlight of this program is our network of field placement options with the unique opportunities to work with and learn from working LMFTs in the field. Spanning across the New York metropolitan area, the placement sites include long-established community mental health centers, hospitals and agency affiliates. 

The Ferkauf Difference

Become a licensed marriage and family therapist in New York State

Make a difference for families and couples

60-credit program that combines theoretical knowledge, field work and mentorship opportunities.

Graduates can practice in private practice and mental health centers with specialized MFT expertise.

We train students in multicultural and diversity issues, so they are prepared to serve the extensive communities of New York City.

Ideal for students with a core background in psychology and a strong interest in working with couples and families.

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Become a licensed marriage and family therapist in New York State at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology — a leader in psychology and counseling education for over 60 years. We are consistently rated among the top psychology schools in the nation and attract diverse students from across the globe. Here, faculty and administration are dedicated to providing quality private education and setting students up for success. Our graduate school has established an extensive network of field placement and internship options for our students. 

The MS in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed to meet the demand for therapists that are equipped to provide quality service to families and couples. It is one of New York State’s only programs of its kind.

Our 60 credit MS program is designed to provide students with the theoretical and  clinical principles of therapy for couples and families at a master’s level. Graduates of our MFT program are eligible for licensure as LMFT in New York State.  Courses cover the foundation of marriage and family therapy, family law, counseling with children and adolescents, developmental psychology across the lifespan, group therapy, multicultural issues and more. Students will also be required to complete 600 hours of supervised fieldwork.  These placements offer training and mentorship opportunities with practicing LMFTs.

As the need grows for professionals qualified to treat families and couples in diverse communities, Ferkauf is proud to pioneer one of NYC’s first master’s program producing LMFT-eligible graduate students. 

A Multitude of Field Placement Options

As a student in this program, you will be required to complete a minimum of 600 hours in supervised field placement before graduation.  Ferkauf was founded as a graduate school of psychology in 1957, and as such, a highlight of this program is our network of field placement options with the unique opportunities to work with and learn from working LMFTs in the field. Spanning across the New York metropolitan area, the placement sites include long-established community mental health centers, hospitals and agency affiliates. 

Become a licensed marriage and family therapist in New York State

Make a difference for families and couples

60-credit program that combines theoretical knowledge, field work and mentorship opportunities.

Graduates can practice in private practice and mental health centers with specialized MFT expertise.

We train students in multicultural and diversity issues, so they are prepared to serve the extensive communities of New York City.

Ideal for students with a core background in psychology and a strong interest in working with couples and families.

Overview of Our Program

Dr. William Salton
Acting Program Director

william.salton@yu.edu
646.592.4397

Ideal for prospects with a strong interest in working with couples and families with a core background in psychology

60-credit program complete with theoretical knowledge, field work and mentorship opportunities.

Growing demand for Marriage and Family therapist equipped to provide quality service to families and couples

We are dedicated to providing quality private education and setting students up for career success

We are dedicated to providing quality private education and setting students up for career success

Admission Information

Requirements

The 60-credit MS program offers theoretical and applied principles of therapy to couples and families.

Typical program for students

Required Core Courses: 51 credits

  • PFM 5100 Theoretical Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • PFM 5193 MFT: Acquisition of Clinical Knowledge & Skills
  • PSM 6440 Couples and Family Counseling
  • PFM 5485 Couples in Crisis
  • PFM 5500 Family Law
  • PFM 5200 MFT Elective (choose from list below)
  • PSM 6450 Counseling with Children and Adolescents
  • PFM 5940 MFT Internship I
  • PFM 5941 MFT Internship II (total supervised hours must meet minimum of 300 hours; Comprehensive Exam)
  • PSM 6515 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan
  • PSM 6120 Basic Principles of Counseling
  • PSM 6815 Psychopathology: Child, Adolescent & Adult
  • PSM 6461 Principles in Group Therapy
  • PSM 6225 Assessment & Appraisal of Individuals, Couples, Families & Groups
  • PSM 6430 Statistics, Research and Program Evaluation
  • PSM 6371 Ethics & Issues in Professional Practice (includes New York State required Syllabus on Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment)
  • PSM 6181 Multicultural and Diversity Issues

Other Required Courses: 9 credits

  • PSM 6193 Counseling Skills Development
  • PSM 6816 Advanced Issues in Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • PSM 6945 Counseling Practicum

Elective and Specialized Courses

  • PFM 5220 Impact of Culture, Race & Gender in MFT
  • PSM 6100 Neuropsychology Basic Principles
  • PSM 6170 Sexuality and Gender Counseling
  • PSM 6510 Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Principles for Counseling
  • PSM 6194 Principles of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Counseling
  • PSM 6483 Substance Abuse and Treatment (graduates qualify for 5-credit CAC certification)
  • PSM 6484 Grief, Loss and Bereavement Counseling
  • PSM 6182 Attachment Across the Lifespan
  • PSM 6195 The Resilient Counselor
  • PSH 6930 Physiological Psychology
  • PSA 6071 Psychopharmacology

Curricula: Marriage and Family Counseling

The following is a typical program for students beginning in Fall.

Year I – 24 credits / academic year

Fall – Year I

*Basic Principles of Counseling

*Developmental Psychology

(human growth and development)

* Counseling Skills Development

*Theoretical Foundations MFT

Spring – Year I

*Assessment and Appraisal of Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups & Lab

*Psychopathology:

Child, Adolescent & Adult

*Ethics & Issues in Professional

Practice

* MFT Acquisition of Clinical Knowledge and Skills

Year II - 24 credits / academic year

Fall – Year II

* Counseling Practicum

*Couples and Family Counseling

*Couples in Crisis: Theory & Practice

* Advanced Issues in Psychopathology and Diagnosis

Spring – Year II

*Principles in Group Counseling

*Multicultural and Diversity Issues

*Family Law

*MFT Internship I

Year III – 12 credits minimum

Fall – Year III

*Statistics, Research and Program

Evaluation (Evidence Based Treatments)

*Counseling with Children and Adolescents

*MFT Elective

*MFT Internship II

To learn more on how to apply for Admissions please visit our web page at https://www.yu.edu/ferkauf or contact the Office of Admissions at 718.430.3820 or augusta@yu.edu  

Student Resources


Student Groups

Prospective Students

Admission Information

Requirements

The 60-credit MS program offers theoretical and applied principles of therapy to couples and families.

Typical program for students

Required Core Courses: 51 credits

  • PFM 5100 Theoretical Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • PFM 5193 MFT: Acquisition of Clinical Knowledge & Skills
  • PSM 6440 Couples and Family Counseling
  • PFM 5485 Couples in Crisis
  • PFM 5500 Family Law
  • PFM 5200 MFT Elective (choose from list below)
  • PSM 6450 Counseling with Children and Adolescents
  • PFM 5940 MFT Internship I
  • PFM 5941 MFT Internship II (total supervised hours must meet minimum of 300 hours; Comprehensive Exam)
  • PSM 6515 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan
  • PSM 6120 Basic Principles of Counseling
  • PSM 6815 Psychopathology: Child, Adolescent & Adult
  • PSM 6461 Principles in Group Therapy
  • PSM 6225 Assessment & Appraisal of Individuals, Couples, Families & Groups
  • PSM 6430 Statistics, Research and Program Evaluation
  • PSM 6371 Ethics & Issues in Professional Practice (includes New York State required Syllabus on Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment)
  • PSM 6181 Multicultural and Diversity Issues

Other Required Courses: 9 credits

  • PSM 6193 Counseling Skills Development
  • PSM 6816 Advanced Issues in Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • PSM 6945 Counseling Practicum

Elective and Specialized Courses

  • PFM 5220 Impact of Culture, Race & Gender in MFT
  • PSM 6100 Neuropsychology Basic Principles
  • PSM 6170 Sexuality and Gender Counseling
  • PSM 6510 Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Principles for Counseling
  • PSM 6194 Principles of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Counseling
  • PSM 6483 Substance Abuse and Treatment (graduates qualify for 5-credit CAC certification)
  • PSM 6484 Grief, Loss and Bereavement Counseling
  • PSM 6182 Attachment Across the Lifespan
  • PSM 6195 The Resilient Counselor
  • PSH 6930 Physiological Psychology
  • PSA 6071 Psychopharmacology

Curricula: Marriage and Family Counseling

The following is a typical program for students beginning in Fall.

Year I – 24 credits / academic year

Fall – Year I

*Basic Principles of Counseling

*Developmental Psychology

(human growth and development)

* Counseling Skills Development

*Theoretical Foundations MFT

Spring – Year I

*Assessment and Appraisal of Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups & Lab

*Psychopathology:

Child, Adolescent & Adult

*Ethics & Issues in Professional

Practice

* MFT Acquisition of Clinical Knowledge and Skills

Year II - 24 credits / academic year

Fall – Year II

* Counseling Practicum

*Couples and Family Counseling

*Couples in Crisis: Theory & Practice

* Advanced Issues in Psychopathology and Diagnosis

Spring – Year II

*Principles in Group Counseling

*Multicultural and Diversity Issues

*Family Law

*MFT Internship I

Year III – 12 credits minimum

Fall – Year III

*Statistics, Research and Program

Evaluation (Evidence Based Treatments)

*Counseling with Children and Adolescents

*MFT Elective

*MFT Internship II

To learn more on how to apply for Admissions please visit our web page at https://www.yu.edu/ferkauf or contact the Office of Admissions at 718.430.3820 or augusta@yu.edu  

Student Resources

Student Resources


Student Groups

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