Systemic Treatment of Addictions, MA-MFT

Systemic Treatment of Addictions Specialization

This specialization is designed for students that are interested in working with individuals and families facing addiction issues and co-occurring disorders. Courses in this specialization examine the historical and theoretical foundations of addictive disorders, the philosophies of co-occurring disorders and various systematic theories and evidence-based models for treatment. Students will also learn methods for assessing substance-related and addictive disorders in the context of family therapy and ethical issues related to working in the field of addictions as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Obtaining a specialization at the master’s level allows students to focus their education and become subject matter experts in their particular area of study.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
MAMFT 5 15 33 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Learning Outcomes
  • Employ competence in working with diverse populations in clinical settings.
  • Evaluate family systems oriented clinical skills across a variety of contexts.
  • Examine family systems theory oriented models of therapy.
  • Formulate a decision-making process for ethical dilemmas congruent with the AAMFT Code of Ethics.