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


Hello, I am Dr. Kate Warner,

Welcome to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. Although I am the Department Head for the Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy department, I am a Family Therapist by training and inclination. MFT is a clinical field, perhaps the only one of the mental health disciplines in which your training focuses specifically on how to facilitate change in individuals, families, and couples.

Today's family therapists are employed in an array of settings, including private practice, public and private businesses, mental health agencies, schools, hospitals, medical family therapy offices, clinics, geriatrics, police departments, the court system, the Veterans Administration, prisons, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), home-based therapy, and more. It might interest you to know that a 2017 US News and World report Best Job ranking named Marriage and Family Therapy #2 in social service jobs. The job scored hightest in the Work-Life Balance and Job Market categories.

So welcome to VSU's vibrant and growing Marriage and Family Therapy Program and learning the art and science of change! Come join us and learn to do what Family Therapists know how to do!

We invite you to view the VSU MFT Student Achievement Criteria as well as the national Student Achievement Criteria.

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MFT Program faculty members are Clinical Fellows with 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, culture, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, social class, or disability, and that equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all.