marriage and family therapy training program
Who are Marriage and Family Therapists?
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. MFTs work in all areas of mental health services including schools, hospitals and outpatient clinics both as independent practitioners and along with teams of multidisciplinary treatment professionals.
What do Marriage and Family Therapists do?
MFTs primarily work with couples, families, individuals and groups of unrelated individuals in organizations and agencies. As mental health providers, MFTs treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including depression, relational and marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals in the field of psychotherapy, MFTs treat issues such as adult schizophrenia, affective (mood) disorders, adult alcoholism and drug abuse, children's conduct disorders, adolescent drug abuse, anorexia in young adult women, childhood autism, chronic physical illness in adults and children, and marital distress and conflict.
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