What is the focus of the MAMFT degree?
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists believe that mental illness and family problems are best treated in a family context. In Marriage and Family Therapy, the unit of intervention and treatment is not the individual person – even if only a single person is interviewed – it is systemic, focusing on the set of relationships in which the person is imbedded. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including: depression, marital/couples’ problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems.
Is the MAMFT Program COAMFTE Accredited?
Yes. (Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education) only accredits high quality programs which meet specific national standards. COAMFTE is the accrediting arm of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Admission to the program is therefore competitive. Graduating from a COAMFTE program will help you immensely in your job search, application to a Ph.D. program, and will ease your application for licensure in many states.
Where can I find the Student Handbook and Clinical Manual?
Visit the Division of Counseling & Family Therapy Current Student Resources page.
Can I transfer courses into Regis’ MAMFT program?
The transfer of a maximum of twelve credit hours from another regionally accredited institution is possible if approved by the Faculty Advisor. They must be graduate level courses of a passing grade (B- or better) and be no older than 6 years in order to count towards degree requirements. The transfer courses cannot be part of a previously completed Master’s or Doctoral degree. See page 16 of the Clinical Manual for more information.
What is the course delivery method?
Courses are ground based only and offered in the following formats:
- Term courses: These are seven weeks long and you come to class once a week from 5:30pm-10:00pm
- Semester courses: These are 14 weeks long and you come to class once a week from 6:00pm-9:00pm
- Intensive format: These are four days per month and you come to class Friday and/or Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm
Where are classes held?
Classes are primarily held on the Thornton Campus. Some coursework is periodically offered at the Northwest Denver campus or Denver Tech Center campus based upon student and faculty needs.
How long will it take me to complete my degree?
You have six years from the date you sign your degree plan to complete your degree. A 60-credit hour program generally takes students approximately three years to complete.
What is the structure of practicum?
一道本不卡免费高清Regis MAMFT students complete a one-semester practicum on campus. They work with individuals, couples and families while being supervised by an AAMFT Approved Supervisor or AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate behind a one-way mirror or video monitor.
Students will be registered by the Clinical Administrative Coordinator for two classes (MFT690 & MFT692) which include:
- Clinical work & supervision at the Regis Center for Counseling and Family Therapy –Thornton. This class meets for a 6-hour class period once each week during the semester and includes both the clinical work AND supervision. Specific days and times for practicum vary between semester and assignment to practicum occurs after the application deadline each semester.
- Time outside of clinical work and supervision to complete case documentation. This typically takes an additional 2-4 hours a week. All of this work must occur on-campus in the HIPPA compliant lab.
See PRACTICUM section of the Clinical Manual for more details.
What is the structure of internship?
Students will be registered by the Clinical Administrative Coordinator for one class (MFT 699A, MFT 699B, or MFT 699C)- which includes:
- Approximately 20-25 hours per week at an approved clinical Internship site – This time includes about 10-15 client contact hours each week, individual/triadic supervision with approved site supervisor, documentation, preparation, training, and in-service time.
- Regis Group Supervision- This class meets for 2 hours every week during weekday hours (9-5pm) with a Regis AAMFT Approved Supervisor faculty and a maximum of 8 Regis student interns. Specific days and times for internship sections vary between semester and assignment to internship section occurs after the application deadline each semester.
See INTERNSHIP section of Clinical Manual for more details.
How many hours are required for the practicum and internship?
Students must accrue a minimum of 500 clinical hours in order to complete the clinical component of the MAMFT program. See pages 8-9 of the Clinical Manual for more details.
How do students pay for the program?
The majority of student in the program are paying for tuition through student loans. Once admitted to the program, student will have a financial aid counselor available to work with you on securing loans. Regis has two graduate scholarships and an external scholarship database that students can use to seek additional scholarship opportunities. Find more information at our Financial Aid website.
Can I work while in the program?
Students can work while they are completing the program. Outside of the clinical component of the program, courses are taught in the evening or weekend format allowing for flexibility depending on a student’s lifestyle and commitments. Once students enter practicum and internship, flexibility in employment is very important as students will likely see clients during the day/working hours.
Is there housing available for graduate students on campus?
Housing on-campus is not available to graduate students in the MAMFT program.