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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.
‘First’ and ‘only’ are words that describe many of Falk’s Marriage and Family Therapy programs, including…
- The first accredited MFT master’s degree in the country
- The first and only accredited PhD in MFT in the State of New York
- The first and only 60-credit MFT master’s degree in the State of New York
- The only MFT-MSW dual degree program in the country
- Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS) programs in Child Therapy and Trauma-Informed Practice
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). For information about student achievement, visit our COAMFTE Student Achievement Data page.
Congratulations Falk Faculty
Marriage and Family Therapy faculty members Deborah Coolhart and Rashmi Gangamma were recently tenured and promoted to the rank of associate professor. In the Fall of 2012, Coolhart was appointed assistant professor after serving as an adjunct instructor in the…
Trans Support Day benefits transgender community
Students at Trans Support Day April 12, 2018 More than 50 attended Trans Support Day on April 12, 2018, including individuals, couples, parents, and kids. Hosted by the Syracuse University Trans Team, the event included clothing and makeup giveaways, makeup…
SU Trans Team to host Trans Support Day April 12
The Syracuse University Trans Team will host Trans Support Day to benefit the Syracuse-area transgender community on April 12, 2018 from 2 to 7:30 p.m. in Peck Hall, located at 601 E. Genesee Street just north of main campus. The…
Shipman’s article provides insight on the experiences of transgender therapists
Peck Hall is home to the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy. Daran Shipman, MA, LMFT, Clinic Supervisor in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at Falk College, recently published an article in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy…
January 2018 courses to focus on therapy with military families, LGBTQ relationships
Several January 8-12, 2018 course offerings for graduate students in marriage and family therapy and other mental health professions, among other programs, will be offered. MFT 788-Systemic Family Therapy with Military Families will emphasize evidence-based trauma-informed clinical practice and provide…