The UCONN Marriage and Family program is part of the Human Development and Family Studies Department, housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is home to a dynamic faculty and several innovative centers for research, service, and training. The department focuses on the well-being and healthy development of individuals and families over the lifespan, including dynamic relations within the family as well as the family’s interactions with broader social institutions.
The UCONN Marriage and Family Therapy Masters Degree program is an intense, full-time, COAMFTE accredited, 2 year training program. Its focus is on developing caring, culturally competent, person-centered systemic therapists, who are also research-informed scientist-practitioners. Students are trained in small 5-10 person cohorts, with extensive practical supervised experience, both at The Humphrey Clinic and external agency internships. Students are given opportunities to participate in and present research, and may complete a thesis if this is agreed upon with a faculty adviser.
The UCONN Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral program uses the strengths of both the HDFS and Marriage and Family Program for students to design a comprehensive research, teaching and clinical program geared toward their interests. The UCONN MFT Doctoral program emphasizes clinical process and outcome research in couple and family therapy, and emphasizes the development of clinical researchers and scholars. UCONN Doctoral students have extensive opportunities to participate in UCONN initiatives in research, teaching and publishing. See “Research” tab for current research in MFT.
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