June 1, 2024, is the deadline to apply for CFR’s Fall 2024 Postgraduate Certificate Program cohort in Marriage & Family Therapy, Sex Therapy, and Clergy track. Apply here.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Council for Relationships seeks to attract the best-qualified candidates who support our mission and who respect and promote excellence through diversity.

The Council is committed to equal opportunity and follows recruitment and selection practices that comply with all applicable employment laws.

To this end, Council explicitly prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, relationship status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, disability, health status, religion and spiritual beliefs and/or affiliation, and/or national origin with regard to the recruitment, admission, codes of conduct, hiring, retention, or dismissal of students, faculty, and supervisors or other relevant educators and/or staff.

Clinical Track

  1. A minimum of a master’s degree in a Marriage and Family Therapy license-eligible field. These fields include social work, psychology, counseling, child development and family studies, medicine, nursing, pastoral counseling, ministry, theology, education and sociology.
  2. A clearly defined set of professional goals.

Clergy Track

  1. A minimum of an M.Div, D.Min, or Master of Hebrew Letters degree (or equivalent) from an approved theological seminary, rabbinical school, or other equivalent leadership credential demonstrating comprehensive training in the applicable faith.
  2. A minimum of two years of experience.
  3. A clearly defined set of professional goals.

Sex Therapy Program

  1. Master’s or Doctoral degree in an appropriate specialty, such as clinical psychology, social work, medicine, counseling or psychiatric nursing plus one year of post-degree clinical experience.
  2. The applicant may hold or be working towards a valid state regulatory license in which the applicant practices in one of the following disciplines: psychology, medicine, social work, counseling, nursing, or marriage and family therapy.

Request more information

For more information, please email the Academic Administrator or call 215-382-6680 ext. 3236.

Explore the program:

Academic Calendar

Course Requirements

Admission Requirements

Faculty and Staff


Individual Courses

Certification and Membership in AAMFT

Mission, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

Clinical Practicum

Program Composition

Course Catalog

Tuition and Tuition Grant