Master of Arts in Couples & Family Therapy Outcomes and Student Stories
Vocations of Alumni
- Family Therapy Private Practice
- Faith-Based Counseling Services
- Director of Social Services
- Hospital Counseling Provider
- Recovery Program Director
- Community Mental Health Agencies
Graduates contribute to the field of couples and family therapy by seeing clients, joining professional organizations (AAMFT, WAMFT), volunteering in the community, and advocating for justice. All (100%) of our 2017 graduates are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associates (LMFTA). This continues our history of having the majority of graduates achieve full or associate-level licensure soon after graduation. All (100%) of our graduates who have taken the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Board (AMFTRB) national exam passed on the first attempt.
MACFT graduates are employed in mental health agencies, private practices, social services, and K-12 settings. The couples and family therapy profession is predicted to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook estimates that in the next five years, the MFT profession will grow 19%. This growth rate is much faster than other professions and is commensurate with other mental health professions. In Washington, there is one licensed marriage and family therapist for every five licensed mental health counselors (Department of Health).