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HELP KIDS AND TEENS OVERCOME CHALLENGES with ACU’s online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Child and Adolescent Therapy Specialization

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Program Highlights

  • Take specialized courses in addition to the core MMFT curriculum that focus on applying systemic approaches and techniques to solve child and adolescent problems.
  • Seek initial licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas.*
  • Gain membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
  • Be part of a Christ-centered online community with professors and classmates.

Our Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) program provides a unique approach to learning. In addition to online courses, you’ll complete a clinical internship to gain professional clinical training and hands-on therapy practice. Our Child and Adolescent Therapy specialization prepares you to strengthen children with a range of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorders, intellectual delays, and conduct disorders.

*Non-Texas residents are advised to confirm and review the particular LMFT licensure requirements in the state in which they reside or plan to practice as a therapist.

A Flexible Way to Help Fix Families

In designing its online MMFT program, ACU sought to reach those who have a strong desire to help families heal but whose own family or other obligations require sufficient time away from the classroom.

Listen to program director Dr. Sara Blakeslee Salkil, dean Dr. Jaime Goff, and MMFT student Whitney Henderson and graduate Beau Davis share how this program meets those objectives and blesses not only their own lives, but the lives of those with whom they interact.

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Mobile Learning Innovation

Because you are immersed in a digitally connected world, ACU is committed to providing innovative technologies that can help you build rapport and develop meaningful relationships with instructors and your fellow students.

Our online learning platform allows you to communicate with professors from mobile devices and interact with classmates through group work, blogs, and discussion boards.

ACU’s online flexibility empowers you to balance work, family, church, and other personal commitments while earning your degree.

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