Clinical Track

​Clinical Track

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 2024-2025

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.

This program is flexible and can be completed on a part-time basis (1 or 2 days per week) in 2-4 years.

All students in the clinical track complete the following:

Academic coursework
14 ten-week courses, 4 five-week mini-courses, and 5-6 one-day intensive workshops

Clinical training
500 face-to-face client contact hours

At least 100 hours of clinical supervision, including 20 hours of live supervision

Our program provides the training components for eligibility for a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) license. Earning our program’s Postgraduate Certificate allows professionals in the following fields to become eligible for MFT licensure in Pennsylvania.

  • Counseling
  • Child development and family studies
  • Education
  • Medicine
  • Ministry
  • Nursing
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Sociology
  • Theology

Additional clinical supervision hours beyond those offered by this program will be required to complete all eligibility requirements.

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:

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

Michele Southworth, JD, LMFT

Director, Post Graduate Certificate Program

Request more information

For more information, please contact Academic Administrator, Michelle Serious, or call 215-382-6680 ext. 3236.