Preparation for the Job Market
What Does the Program Prepare a Student For?
MFTs are licensed by the State of Connecticut after completing intensive post-graduate clinical work and supervisory requirements and passing a state exam. Such licensure permits the collection of third-party (insurance) payments (i.e., "vendorship"), protects therapist-client privilege, and provides a standard of excellence and accountability to the profession. Application for licensure can be found on the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Requirements for the Associate License can be found here, and requirements for full licensure can be found here.
In addition, MFTs often pursue Clinical Membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), which sets external standards for excellence and accountability in the field. The Master's program at CCSU meets all academic requirements for AAMFT Clinical Membership.