Help Families Facing Chronic and Acute Medical Difficulties
When a member of the family becomes ill, the illness often becomes the focus of the family. The guidance of a well-trained professional can make all the difference. The medical family therapy specialization trains you to take a systems approach to conducting psychotherapy with patients and family members during this difficult and stressful time. This unique approach addresses the interactions among patients, their families, doctors and other healthcare professionals. You will gain an understanding of the benefits of an integrated and collaborative healthcare approach that can be a significant factor for improved physical and mental health in patients and their families. This specialization prepares you to function effectively with individuals, couples, and families who are facing chronic or acute medical difficulties and to help them overcome barriers to treatment.
The NCU Difference
Northcentral University's unique approach to graduate education is ideal for self-starters and independent thinkers who want a premier education with unprecedented flexibility. With NCU’s online learning model, there are weekly starts for every program or course. Our education approach was developed to meet the needs of your busy life and schedule. We use a unique one-to-one learning model that pairs one student with one doctoral professor for each course. With no teaching assistants, you learn directly from experts who provide personal feedback and professional insights. NCU’s Department of Marriage and Family Sciences offers doctoral, master’s and graduate certificate programs in marriage and family therapy. Throughout your academic journey, you will be mentored by professors who are experienced in your field of study. At NCU, you will never have to participate in group projects. You move forward on your pace, by setting your own studying schedule. In a class size of one, there’s no one to get in the way of your individual success. None of our programs have residency requirements, allowing flexible access to you no matter where you live. When you enroll in NCU to earn an advanced degree in marriage and family therapy, you will become part of a community of professionals who are already making a difference around the world.
“None of what I’ve been able to do would have been possible without the flexibility of NCU.” – Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (2012)