Marriage and family therapists work in private practice, family services centers, outpatient care centers, residential care facilities, home health care, hospitals and mental health facilities, and for local, state and federal government agencies.
Marriage and family therapists are also called upon to help when disaster strikes.
Click here to read about the Red Cross' call for Disaster Mental Health Volunteers in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Becoming a Marriage & Family Therapist: Academic Training, Clinical Experience & Licensure
Becoming a marriage and family therapist requires both academic training at the graduate level and postgraduate clinical experience toward licensure. The program at Seton Hill provides students with the education necessary to seek licensure as a marriage and family therapist in all 50 states and a clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Becoming a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in Pennsylvania
Supervised Counseling Hours
Counseling Licensure (LMFT Status)
The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors can provide detailed information on becoming a licensed counselor in Pennsylvania.
Licensure Outside of Pennsylvania
Applicants to the Seton Hill M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy Program who are interested in obtaining counseling licensure in states other than Pennsylvania are encouraged to research the education, experience and examination requirements needed to obtain a license in their state of choice. The link below should help you find the information you need: