College of Education and Human Services

About the Certificate Program
The Professional Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy, offered through Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services, is designed for professionals who have a license-eligible degree to become a marriage and family therapist, but who have not yet completed all the requisite courses for licensing as a marriage and family therapist or who wish to obtain specialized training before focusing on working with children, families and couples. License-eligible professions include psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses.

Seton Hall University offers the only graduate program in New Jersey specifically for professionals who have already obtained a license-eligible degree such as in psychology and social work.

How to Apply:

  • For more information about the application process, click here »
  • To request a program application, please e-mail educate@shu.edu and refer to the Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Diploma Program.

 
Curriculum
A minimum of 18 credits are required for the professional diploma. Students must enroll in courses for which they have not earned previous credit.

I. Marriage and Family Studies

 CPSY 6601 Couple and Family Dynamics: Systemic Perspectives  
 CPSY 7610 Human Sexuality I  
 CPSY 7615 Gender and Ethnicity in the Family  
 CPSY 7620 Seminar in Systemic Therapies  
 CPSY 8011 Seminar in Ethical and Legal Issues: A Systemic Approach  
 CPSY 8517 Seminar on Psychopathology and Systemic Diagnoses
 
 CPSY 8518 Seminar on Systemic Perspectives on Human Pathologies  

II. Marriage and Family Assessment/Therapy

 CPSY 7621 Couple and Family Systems Techniques I
 
 CPSY 7622 Couple and Family Systems Techniques II  
 CPSY 8801 Foundations of Assessment and Treatment in Systems  
 CPSY 7508 Family Assessment  
 CPSY 9880 Internship in Couple and Family Therapy I  
 CPSY 9881 Internship in Couple and Family Therapy II  
CPSY 9985
Introduction to Child and Adolescent Therapy  

Recommended sequence for students without previous background: 6601, 7620, 7610 or 7615, 7621, 7622, 8801.

See the University's graduate catalogue for further details.

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