Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization Program Overview
The MFT Program at Colorado State University (CSU) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). The program is a clinical research preparation program that includes courses in Human Development and Family Studies, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Research. Additionally, the experience includes completing a thesis with an advisor and courses in practicum and internship in our on-campus clinical programs. MFT graduates go on to work as therapists in private practice and at mental health agencies and organizations. Some students enter doctoral programs including CSU’s Applied Human Sciences.
The Colorado State University MFT training program is based on a relational/systemic philosophy that is multiculturally-informed and promotes ethical competency. It is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), is based on the Professional Marriage and Family Therapy Principles (PMFTPS) which include AAMFT Core Competencies, AAMFT Code of Ethics, and State Licensure Regulations, and is at a Carnegie One research institute.
On-Campus Clinical Programs
An important and highly unique aspect of the HDFS department is our on-campus MFT Clinical Programs. Students acquire their 500 client contact hours and over 200 supervision hours in practicum and internship courses. All of these programs and centers serve the community in important ways while giving students opportunities to do meaningful therapy work in a variety of settings all on campus.