Program Course Requirements

Course material in the Post Graduate 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 2020-21 academic year.


  • One 15-week course
  • 14 ten-week courses
  • 4 five-week courses
  • 6 one-day intensive workshops (subject to change)

Required 15-week course:

  • Live Supervision

Required 10-week courses: 

  • These courses meet once a week and are offered on a 10-week quarterly basis
  • Each course is taught by senior level LMFT clinicians and AAMFT approved supervisors
  • Course hours count towards Continuing Education credit for PA/NJ Marriage and Family Therapy licensure
  1. Adult Development from a Systems Perspective
  2. Adult Psychopathology from a Systems Perspective
  3. Child/Adolescent Development and Psychopathology
  4. Diversity, Social Justice & the Practice of Family Therapy
  5. Foundations in Systemic Therapy
  6. The Intersystem Model Approach to Relationship Therapy
  7. Mindfulness in the Therapeutic Encounter
  8. Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Systems Therapy
  9. Research in Couple & Family Therapy
  10. Systemic Sex Therapy I
  11. Systemic Sex Therapy II
  12. Systemic Sex Therapy III
  13. Systems Theory & Couples Therapy
  14. Theory & Practice of Family Therapy

Required mini-courses:

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

  1. Families in Transition
  2. Military Families
  3. Social Responsibility
  4. 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.