Medical Family Therapy, DMFT

Medical Family Therapy Specialization

Medical issues and all that accompanies them can often emotionally overwhelm a family. The Medical Family Therapy DMFT specialization is designed to prepare students to work with individuals, couples, and families who are facing chronic or acute medical challenges. Medical Family Therapy incorporates a family therapy and/or systems perspective in order to help client families understand and deal with their medical difficulties. With this important goal in mind, you will be required to focus your course projects, internship work and dissertation research on issues related to medical family therapy. Through your online coursework and offline practicum within your community, you will be challenged to develop the skills necessary for working with families who face diverse medical challenges.

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
DMFT 60 20 48 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.

Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy Learning Outcomes
  • Develop competence in working with diverse populations in academic, clinical, supervision and research settings.
  • Appraise clinical skills and ethical behaviors in systemic therapy and supervision.
  • Produce applied research in the field of marriage and family therapy through independent research.
  • Develop professional expertise in an area of specialization related to the field of marriage and family therapy.

Important Information for Students, Including Gainful Employment
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