Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling (MCFC) Major

The main emphasis of the program is to provide theory, skill building, and field preparation for counseling children, couples, and families. While family and play therapy techniques are taught in the program, the heart of the program is a solid understanding of systems theory and research. Students learn to understand the individual child or adult as a part of a family system and they utilize this knowledge to assist couples, children, and families to develop healthy functioning. The focus of the instruction is the development of the person of the counselor, and the development of research knowledge, theory, and skills pertaining to marriage and family counseling. Multicultural counseling, the integration of technology, and outcomes assessment are also emphasized in the program.