Marriage and Family Therapists are the difference that make a difference.

 Hello, I am Dr. Martha Laughlin,  

Welcome to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. MFT is a clinical field, perhaps the only one of the mental health disciplines in which therapy (and your training) rests on relational/systemic theory. MFT’s believe that human behavior and problems make sense in context, and context includes individuals’ and families’ histories, values, experiences, perspectives, and lifestyles. Family therapists learn to think multi-culturally, appreciating and respecting race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and gender, to name just a few. For family therapists this is the only ethical way of working with clients. 

"The need for therapists in many US states, including Georgia, are at an all-time high. Employment of Marriage and Family Therapist is on the rise." For more information  Click Here

The MFT Program is fully face-to-face and on-campus. Why face-to-face? Click here

Welcome to VSU MFT Program where our goal is to teach you the art and science of change, particularly systems theory,  multi-cultural competence, systemic ethics (you'll learn about this in one of your first courses) and the AAMFT Code of Ethics. Join us and learn what Family Therapists know how to do!

We invite you to view the VSU MFT Graduate Achievement Data

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MFT Program faculty are Professional Members of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). The MFT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Training and Education (COAMFTE)

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The Marriage and Family Therapy program is committed to the principle that in no aspect shall there be differences in the treatment of persons because of age, race, ethnicity, cultural background, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, spiritual belief and/or affiliation, sexual orientation, relationship status, socio-economic status, health status, or disability, and that equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all.