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Master of Arts in

Marriage & Family Therapy

Master of Arts in
Marriage & Family Therapy
(MAMFT) - 60 units

Available On Campus, with Online Options

The curriculum leading to the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) degree is designed to prepare students for working with couples and families as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California. The MAMFT degree teaches students to incorporate popular family systems theories with other psychological, empirically-validated theories and techniques to tailor effective therapy for each individual, couple, or family. Licensure in other states is possible, but not guaranteed and we recommend you review the requirements of your state’s licensing board.

LICENSURE INFORMATION
The SCS Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program satisfies the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Science, Business and Professions Code, Section 4980.37, for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California.

1. With one additional class (Vocational Counseling) the MACP degree also meets educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
2. The other requirements for licensure as an MFT include registration with the BBS as an intern, 104 weeks of supervision, 3000 hours of supervised work experience, and passing both the MFT Standard Written Exam and MFT Written Clinical Vignette Examination.
3. The other requirements for licensure as an LPCC include registration with the BBS as a Professional Counselor Intern, 104 weeks of supervision (52 of which must be individual supervision), 3000 hours of supervised work experience (completed after degree conferral), and passing both the California Law and Ethics Examination and the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Examination.

Students seeking licensure should contact the Board of Behavioral Sciences to verify licensure requirements. Completion of the MAMFT degree program does not guarantee licensure. Students seeking licensure in another state should review the requirements of the specific state before enrolling in our degree programs.

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You have goals. Southern California Seminary can help you achieve them. Do you need a bachelor’s degree to help fulfill God’s call on your life? Do you need a master’s or doctoral degree to take the next step in your ministry or career? SCS has a program—either Online or On-Campus—designed to renew your mind and deepen your faith in Jesus Christ.

 SCS is seeking students with a hunger for learning about God and a desire to dig deeper into the Bible. From your first visit until your graduation, we will strive to support you in your spiritual growth, and prepare you to minister in the 21st century.

MA Marriage & Family Therapy
Core Curriculum

MAMFT CORE – 46 UNITS
CO-501 Counseling Theory 1
CO-504 Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy
CO-505 Human Growth and Development
CO-506 Counseling Techniques
CO-507 Crisis Intervention
CO-508 Psychopathology
CO-509 Premarital and Marital Counseling
CO-516 Law and Professional Ethics in Counseling
CO-608 Research and Program Evaluations
CO-611 Cross-cultural Mores and Values
CO-612 Approaches to the Treatment of Children
CO-617 Psychological Testing and Application
CO-618 Group Counseling
CO-619 Counseling Process
CO-621 Assessment Techniques of MFT Clinical Practice
CO-774 Psychopharmacology

COUNSELING PRACTICUM — 9 UNITS
CO-771 Counseling Practicum 1
CO-772 Counseling Practicum 2
CO-773 Counseling Practicum 3

SPECIFIC TRAINING FOR LICENSURE PREPARATION — 8 UNITS
(Required by the Board of Behavioral Science)
CO-613 Ethics of Sexual Care and Human Sexuality
CO-614 Alcohol and Substance Abuse *
CO-615 Child, Spousal/Partner Abuse
CO-620 Dependent Adult Elder Care and Again

BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS — 18 UNITS
BC-600 Faith Integration and Praxis
BI-500 Survey of the Bible
BH-501 Hermeneutics
PH-503 History of Philosophy & Worldviews
NT-601 Analysis of Romans
BC-501 Theological Foundations of Counseling

Our Distinctives

Southern California Seminary is more than just another Bible seminary — more than just another Christian College or Christian University. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of biblical study and truth. Our distinctives cumulatively make our institution unique among biblical seminaries in a day and age where the Word of God is not taken at face value, and core doctrines are being diluted.

Our Mission

Southern California Seminary’s mission is to bring glory to God by assisting local churches to equip believers of various cultures and languages to live and minister biblically based on the inerrant Word of God. This equipping includes building biblical knowledge, Christian character, and ministry skills—all at modest tuition.

Our Purpose

Southern California Seminary is a private institution of higher education dedicated to teaching from the inerrant Word of God. Here you will learn about God from His book – the Bible. As a ministry of Shadow Mountain Community Church, under the leadership of Dr. David Jeremiah, SCS offers the highest quality of biblical education with a tuition that is refreshingly affordable.

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