Marriage & Family Therapy

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Marriage and Family Therapy programs at Syracuse

According to U.S. News & World Report, marriage and family therapy is one of the fastest-growing occupations today. Syracuse University’s Falk College has been preparing marriage and family therapy professionals for nearly five decades. So we know what communities need—and how to get students job-ready to meet those needs.

As a graduate student in marriage and family therapy, you’ll take classes at Peck Hall, a 30,000- square foot facility in the Syracuse community with three smart classrooms, a 24-station computer lab and an on-site Center for Couple and Family Therapy. Peck Hall offers the most advanced teaching technologies and learning environments available in the field, further distinguishing our program from others across the country.

1590-45-logo_rgb‘First’ and ‘only’ are words that describe many of Falk’s Marriage and Family Therapy programs, including…

MFTs are licensed or certified in 50 states and are recognized by the federal government as members of a distinct mental health discipline. Falk College has embraced the field of marriage and family therapy because of its unlimited potential to change the world. The change you want to see in the world starts with you—and it starts today.

The Falk College Department of Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Information about student achievement can be found on the COAMFTE website.

Recent News

Falk College students host makeup drive for transgender community December 1 Falk College students host makeup drive for transgender community December 1The Syracuse University Falk College Department of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is hosting a makeup drive to benefit the Syracuse area transgender community December 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Schine Student Center. The drive was organized ... Read more

Falk College announces new Certificate of Advanced Studies in Child Therapy Falk College announces new Certificate of Advanced Studies in Child TherapyFalk College today announced a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Child Therapy, addressing a growing national shortage of mental health professionals trained to work with children and adolescents and their families. The CAS in Child Therapy is designed for ... Read more

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention hosts clinician training October 21 American Foundation of Suicide Prevention hosts clinician training October 21 The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, Central New York Chapter, will host an attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) suicide prevention training for clinicians on October 21, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Maplewood Suites in Liverpool, New York. The ... Read more

Refugees and Their Changing Family Experience Refugees and Their Changing Family ExperienceA story by Kathleen Haley with SU News. Refugee families risk their lives to escape war and violence. Their first priority is their safety. But what happens when they settle in new homes in different countries free from conflict? Everything has changed—they’re ... Read more

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Upcoming Events

Jan 9 @ 8:30 am – Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm 103 Peck Hall
This course will emphasize evidence-based and trauma-informed clinical practice, will provide systemic approaches to working with veterans and military families, and will provide a framework for the course. Students will examine the primary and secondary…
Jan 9 @ 8:30 am – Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm 111 Peck Hall
This course provides an overview of the specific issues LGBTQ couples and families face and ways in which these issues impact relationships and other social systems. The self-of-therapist will be examined in relation to sexual…