Program Chair: Amy Demyan, Ph.D.
The MFT program (culminating in a Masters of Science degree) is part of the Department of Psychology at La Verne. The degree program has been training graduate students since 1973 to meet the human service needs of families in a changing world. The theoretical foundation for the MFT program is based on a Recovery Model that emphasizes and supports each individual’s potential for recovery. A Recovery Model perspective emphasizes the development of hope, a secure sense of self supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills, multicultural sensitivity, and meaning. Students are exposed to a range of theoretical orientations that reflect multiple yet diverse perspectives. Didactic and experiential program components are combined to provide a broad theoretical foundation for possible future study and substantial counseling experience for the future practitioner. The MFT program meets all current Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) academic requirements for Marriage and Family Therapist licensure in California, as well as the academic requirements for California community college counseling and instructor positions.
Graduates of the program typically pursue careers as MFTs in community mental health and social service agencies, school-based counseling programs, residential treatment facilities, hospital settings, private practice, and community college settings.
You may visit several of our pages to learn more about the program, the curriculum, the application process, and the program faculty. You may also visit the University catalog or the Program Brochure for more information.
Additional information about the MS: Marriage & Family Therapy
To receive information about the program and application materials in the mail, please call (877) 468-6858 or contact:
MFT Administrative Assistant
Department of Psychology
1950 Third Street
University of La Verne
La Verne, CA 91750
(909) 448-4478 (1-6pm: Monday-Thursday)