Thursday, March 13, 2014

MFT/C Progam at the University of Akron Accepting Applications

The Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling (MFT/C) program offered at the University of Akron is unique from other mental health professions in that they practice from a systemic perspective and the scope of practice is focused on relationships. If you have students who have showed interest pursuing graduate training in a mental health profession, and in working with relationships (individuals, couples, families, and groups), please do not hesitate to pass this information along.  Additionally, the training that students receive in this MFT/C program is distinctive in that our Master’s program is one of three dually accredited programs in the United States by CACREP and COAMFTE. Dual accreditation prepares students to pursue dual licensure as an MFT and PC in the state of Ohio, thereby opening up employment options post-graduation.  Further, this is the only accredited MFT Master’s program in the state of Ohio, giving Ohio students a viable MFT training program in their own backyard.

The University of Akron's MFT/C students receive both didactic learning and direct clinical experience necessary to be a competent Marriage and Family Therapist. They offer an on-site, state-of-the-art training clinic that students use as part of their clinical training.  This program also has strong long-standing relationships with multiple community agencies throughout the Akron area that offer outstanding internship opportunities for our students, many of whom are hired on as full time clinicians at the end of their internship experience

MFT/C faculty members are licensed in MFT and actively engage in clinical work and research, opening up opportunities for students to experience research in MFT/C and related topics, as well.  During their training, students are encouraged to connect to the profession through engaging in the MFT/C student organization at the University, SAMFCT, as well as becoming involved in both state and national associations. The MFT/C program is located in the Department of Counseling, along with three other clinical programs, which gives students a unique opportunity to train alongside other mental health professionals and gain experience collaborating with students and faculty from other clinically-driven programs.

This program admit students for both Autumn (March 15th deadline) and Spring  (October 1st deadline) terms. If you would like additional information about this program, please contact Dr. Rikki Patton, MFT, at or at (330) 972-8158.