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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…

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.

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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.

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Stone Fish co-authors Treating Complex Trauma

In Treating Complex Trauma, clinicians Mary Jo Barrett and Falk Family Endowed Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Linda Stone Fish, M.S.W., Ph.D., present the Collaborative Change Model (CCM), a clinically evaluated model that facilitates client and practitioner collaboration and provides…

Falk College Seed Grants awarded for 2014-15

Each year, the David B. Falk College Research Center, in collaboration with the Dean’s Office, awards seed grants on a competitive basis to assist faculty with completing preparatory work for research projects that have a high likelihood to compete for…

Falk College honored with 2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement & Scholarship

The Falk College is pleased to announce that its students representing 21 courses, student organizations, field placements/internships and community efforts, and their faculty-staff advisors, were recognized with 2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES) during a ceremony April…

Psychology Progress features Coolhart’s work on therapy with transsexual youth & families

Deborah Coolhart, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Marriage and Family Therapy, explored therapeutic issues specific to transsexual youth and families and presented a clinical assessment tool for determining transsexual youth’s readiness for medical treatments in a recently published article. “Therapy…

Symposium on Trauma-Informed Care Scheduled for March 21-22

Conference features keynote speech, moderated film discussion by Tonier ‘Neen’ Cain Professionals, educators, students and other community advocates for children are invited to attend “Hope, Healing & the Human Spirit,” a two-day conference and symposium on trauma-informed care March 21-22…

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