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MFT Programs at Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University’s (SCSU) MFT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), which is the sole accrediting agency of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Southern Connecticut State University’s MFT program received accreditation in September 1983, and is the oldest and long standing program among the five COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in the State of Connecticut. Additionally, this is one of the oldest COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in the world. Since implementing the cohort model in Fall 2011 Southern's Marriage and Family Therapy had  82% of full time student graduate  in 2 years

Benefits of Receiving Training from COAMFTE Accredited Program

The COAMFTE accreditation is the seal of credibility, rigor and quality of the MFT training program established in the profession of Marriage and Family Therapy. Accreditation process benefits the student, public and future employers. It assures students that appropriate knowledge and clinical skills for MFTs have been included in all graduate courses. Accreditation process assures the public that the program has undertaken extensive-evaluation and meets standards established by the AAMFT. Lastly, COAMFTE accreditation assures prospective employers that students have undergone superior professional training as emerging MFTs. With an accredited MFT degree, a graduate from this program can go to any state in the United States and Canada and apply for clinical licensure as a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT)..