July 31, 2024, is the deadline to apply for CFR’s Fall 2024 Postgraduate Certificate Program cohort in Marriage & Family Therapy and Clergy track. Apply here.



CFR is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 cohort on a rolling admissions basis.

Program Application: We prefer you submit your application online by filling out the form below, but you may submit an application on paper. Please contact Michelle Serious at mserious@councilforrelationships.org to request a paper application.

Deadline: CFR is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 cohort on a rolling admissions basis.

Application Fee: $50 (waived for students who apply online)

Resume: Current resume or CV required

Transcripts: Official transcripts must be sent directly to Council for Relationships from all the colleges/universities where you completed graduate-level training.

Autobiography (4 Page Minimum): The autobiography should include both personal and professional information that explains your life journey to being a therapist.

Three Letters of Recommendation:

  • Clinical Track: Three letters of recommendation from individuals who know you both professionally and personally.
  • Clergy Track: Three letters of recommendation from individuals who know you professionally (one from a denominational judicatory, one from a colleague, and one from a lay person).

Personal Interview: When application materials are complete, Program Directors will invite you to schedule an interview.


Additional Requirements for International Applicants

Transcript Evaluation: All international students applying to the Post Graduate Certificate Program must have their transcripts evaluated by an approved agency.

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Serious
Academic Administrator
215-382-6680 ext. 3236

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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

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