Master’s Degree in Family Therapy

The Master’s Degree in Family Therapy program is a unique collaboration between Council for Relationships and Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Health Professions, bringing together the talents and resources of two respected organizations.

Experienced Council clinicians teach in the program and also supervise students as they complete their clinical hour requirements. The program focuses on areas including marital intervention, family therapy with children, divorce and remarriage, family violence and medical family therapy. There are two specialty tracks: family therapy and sex therapy.

Along with the unique integration of practicing clinicians into an academic program, CFR also provides an intensive community perspective to the program. This is reflected in the course work, in clinical student placements at the Council, and through partnerships with more than 10 community-based schools, social welfare organizations, and homeless shelters. With support and coordination from CFR, students volunteer and provide therapy at community sites, thereby gaining an understanding of the issues facing vulnerable individuals, couples, and families.

To learn more about the COAMFTE-accredited program*, including admissions requirements, please visit Thomas Jefferson University’s Department of Couple and Family Therapy website.

For questions about the program, please contact:
Kenneth Covelman, PhD
Chair, Department of Couple and Family Therapy
(215) 382-6680 ext. 3120

For questions about admissions, please contact:

Donald Sharples, MEd
Director, Graduate Admissions
Thomas Jefferson School of Health Professions
(215) 503-1044
(215) 503-7241 fax

*The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808,