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.

Course Requirements

Course Requirements

Explore the required courses and intensives for the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Course material in the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy covers models of marriage and family therapy, the integration of therapy models, child and adolescent development from a systems perspective, sex therapy, diversity, ethics, research, and mindfulness. All courses include material on diversity and non-discrimination and are taught from a systemic perspective. Click here to view the full course catalog for the 2023-2024 academic year.


  • 14 ten-week courses
  • 4 five-week courses
  • 5 one-day intensive workshops (subject to change)

Required 10-week courses:

These courses meet once a week and are offered on a 10-week quarterly basis.

Senior-level LMFT clinicians and AAMFT-approved supervisors teach each course.

Course hours count towards Continuing Education credit for PA/NJ Marriage and Family Therapy licensure.

  • Adult Development from a Systems Perspective
  • Adult Psychopathology from a Systems Perspective
  • Child/Adolescent Development and Psychopathology
  • Diversity, Social Justice & the Practice of Family Therapy
  • Foundations in Systemic Therapy
  • Integrative Practice
  • Live Supervision
  • Mindfulness in the Therapeutic Encounter
  • Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Systems Therapy
  • Research in Couple & Family Therapy
  • Systemic Sex Therapy I
  • Systemic Sex Therapy II
  • Systemic Sex Therapy III
  • Systems Theory & Couples Therapy
  • Theory & Practice of Family Therapy

Required mini-courses:

Council for Relationships brings in clinical experts and staff as appropriate for these mini-courses.

  • Families in Transition
  • Military Families
  • Social Responsibility
  • Capstone project

Required intensives:

Several 1-day intensive workshops are offered throughout the academic year to supplement content areas not covered by the core curriculum. Please visit our Continuing Education calendar for a selection of intensive topics.


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