Marriage and Family Therapy program awarded renewed accreditation by COAMFTE

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Pfeiffer University’s Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program, Raleigh-Durham campus, has received renewed accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). This accreditation, which is valid until May 2024, follows its initial accreditation, awarded in 2013 shortly after the program’s 2011 launch in Raleigh-Durham. 

Accreditation by COAMTE, the field’s leading accrediting body, indicates an MFT program that meets the profession’s high standards. Students who graduate from these programs are qualified for a wide range of career options in private practice, mental health agencies, schools, medical settings, and residential treatment centers as well as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. They treat mental health and relational issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, behavioral disorders and divorce.

“COAMFTE accreditation lets students know that upon completion of Pfeiffer’s demanding MFT curriculum, they will be qualified to address the complex and specialized needs of individuals, couples, families and other groups seeking to improve their relationships,” said Laura Bryan, Ph.D., LMFT, Raleigh-Durham site director and associate professor. “They can be confident they will be prepared for national and state examinations and licensure as MFT therapists.”

Designated by Best Counseling Degrees as one of the 50 most affordable MFT programs in the U.S., Pfeiffer’s Marriage and Family Therapy programs in both Charlotte and Raleigh hold COAMFTE accreditation. Each site offers a therapy clinic that provides training opportunities for Pfeiffer’s MFT students with services available to the community. Therapist interns are supervised by faculty who are licensed marriage and family therapists and adhere to the rules and regulations of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Codes of Ethical Principles for Marriage and Family Therapists.

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