This program provides training for mental health professionals and clinicians and prepares them to function on an independent level as marriage and family therapists.
Accepting Applications for 2023-2024
CFR is accepting applications on a rolling admissions basis.
Students will learn the importance of context in organizing human behavior, and to possess and demonstrate the key conceptual, perceptual, and intervention skills.
There is also an exploration of the personal values required for practice as a systems-oriented therapist. This program provides a comprehensive training experience; bringing together academic coursework, clinical practice, and supervision.
The program is flexible and can be completed full-time in one year or part-time in up to 4 years.
All students in the clinical track complete:
One 15-week course, 14 ten-week courses, and four five-week mini-courses
500 face-to-face client contact hours
At least 100 hours of clinical supervision
This program is designed to fulfill a variety of training needs for mental health professionals and clinicians in Philadelphia and beyond.
CFR’s Clinical Track provides the following:
- Meets all academic requirements and partial clinical requirements for AAMFT membership
- Meets all academic requirements and partial clinical requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in PA & NJ
- Completion of individual didactic courses for clinicians who want to extend their knowledge of systems-oriented therapy
- Ongoing supervision options
“In my role as a mental health counselor, I wanted to explore the family dynamics. But when you only get to see a patient for 5-25 minutes, we didn’t have time to explore everything happening in the family. I came to learn to give great interventions, and moments that will help couples. It has been an honor to take this journey that deepened my understanding and my knowledge. This extraordinary process helped me grow personally and professionally.”
Ryan McMillian, MFT, MDiv
2016 Post Graduate Certificate Program Graduate
Explore the program:
Faculty and Staff
Certification and Membership in AAMFT
Mission, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes
Tuition and Tuition Grant
Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT
Director, Post Graduate Certificate Program
Request more information
For more information, please contact Academic Administrator, Tiffani Smoot, or call 215-382-6680 ext. 3236.