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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Family Psychology Concentration (LMFT)

Family Psychology Concentration

Students in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program can concurrently enroll in coursework in the Family Psychology Concentration (18 additional credits) which, together with the 48-credits of coursework in the MA program, meets the degree program requirements for licensure in Minnesota as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Students in the Family Psychology Concentration are required to successfully complete a practicum/internship in which they work primarily with couples and/or families at an agency outside the University of St. Thomas. Students are supervised by licensed and practicing clinicians who have a wide range of experiences in the field.

Where You'll Learn:

Minneapolis Campus

When to Start:

Fall or Spring

About the Degree

Coursework Requirements

MA: 66 total credits (18 plus 48 from the MA in Counseling Psychology)

  • CPSY 600: Psychological Statistics
  • CPSY 602: Learning & Behaviors Change in Counseling Psychology
  • CPSY 603: Introduction to Group Psychotherapy
  • CPSY 604: Psychological Assessment I
  • CPSY 605: Theories of Career Development
  • CPSY 606: Basic Counseling Skills Lab
  • CPSY 607: Ethics and Professional Issues
  • CPSY 608: Counseling Practicum I
  • CPSY 609: Counseling Practicum II
  • CPSY 610: Counseling Practicum III
  • CPSY 611: Theories of Counseling and Personality
  • CPSY 612: Human Growth and Development
  • CPSY 631: Physiological Bases of Behavior
  • CPSY 632: Psychopathology
  • CPSY 648: Family Dynamics
  • CPSY 650: Introduction to Marriage and Family Psychology
  • CPSY 651: Marriage and Family Development
  • CPSY 652: Marriage Counseling
  • CPSY 653: Family Counseling I
  • CPSY 654: Family Counseling II
  • CPSY 680: Diversity Issues in Counseling

Coursework Requirements

MA: 66 total credits (18 plus 48 from the MA in Counseling Psychology)

  • CPSY 600: Psychological Statistics
  • CPSY 602: Learning & Behaviors Change in Counseling Psychology
  • CPSY 603: Introduction to Group Psychotherapy
  • CPSY 604: Psychological Assessment I
  • CPSY 605: Theories of Career Development
  • CPSY 606: Basic Counseling Skills Lab
  • CPSY 607: Ethics and Professional Issues
  • CPSY 608: Counseling Practicum I
  • CPSY 609: Counseling Practicum II
  • CPSY 610: Counseling Practicum III
  • CPSY 611: Theories of Counseling and Personality
  • CPSY 612: Human Growth and Development
  • CPSY 631: Physiological Bases of Behavior
  • CPSY 632: Psychopathology
  • CPSY 648: Family Dynamics
  • CPSY 650: Introduction to Marriage and Family Psychology
  • CPSY 651: Marriage and Family Development
  • CPSY 652: Marriage Counseling
  • CPSY 653: Family Counseling I
  • CPSY 654: Family Counseling II
  • CPSY 680: Diversity Issues in Counseling

Practicum Opportunities

With over 90 different options for practicum sites, Counseling Psychology students can apply to many agencies to complete their training. Sites include university counseling centers, community mental health clinics, correctional facilities, schools, hospitals and the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services.

Practicum Opportunities

With over 90 different options for practicum sites, Counseling Psychology students can apply to many agencies to complete their training. Sites include university counseling centers, community mental health clinics, correctional facilities, schools, hospitals and the Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services.

Licensure Information

The MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Family Psychology meets the degree program requirements for Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Minnesota. The program has not determined that its curriculum meets degree program requirements for licensure outside of Minnesota. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to visit the licensure disclosure page.

Licensure Information

The MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Family Psychology meets the degree program requirements for Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Minnesota. The program has not determined that its curriculum meets degree program requirements for licensure outside of Minnesota. Students seeking licensure in another state are advised to visit the licensure disclosure page.