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Marriage & Family Therapy


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A Pathway to Transformative Healing:

Dive into the transformative world of the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
(MAMFT) program at the Kairos University of California, Campus of AEU. Positioned at the
crossroads of cutting-edge psychological insight, clinical expertise, and profound Christian faith,
this program is tailored for those inspired to undertake the noble mission of facilitating healing
in individuals, couples, and families. Joining the MAMFT program means becoming part of a
supportive, dynamic community that not only fosters your desire to aid others but also
celebrates it.

Program Overview:


The MAMFT program, extending over 60 units, marries theory with
practice, underpinned by a commitment to Christian ethics. Our comprehensive curriculum
emphasizes academic research, theoretical knowledge, and clinical training, guided by a team
of dedicated faculty members focused on nurturing student success. Practical, real-world
training forms the cornerstone of the program, with practicum experiences in diverse settings
under the supervision of experts adhering to AAMFT's stringent standards.

Listen to Professor Andrew Cecrle share insights on how to:

Become a Licensed Therapist Today!

Licensed Therapist Program


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5 weeks
Learn with others
2-3 years
Under 20 students

Why Enroll in MAMFT at Kairos University,
Campus of AEU?

Faith-Integrated Learning:

Experiential Training

Community and Mentorship

Career Readiness

Flexibility for Working Professionals

Prepare for Licensure with Confidence

Career Pathways: 

Graduates of the MAMFT program are poised for success in a range of settings, including but not limited to:

Private Practice

Mental Health Agencies

Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Schools and Educational Institutions

Nonprofit Organizations

MA in Counseling - 2 Tracks

Christian Counseling is 40 credit hours from

Kairos University of California.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy (LMFT) is 66 credit hours from Kairos University of California.

Program Requirements:


  • Core Courses and Electives: Complete a total of 66 units, combining core courses with

your choice of electives to tailor your learning experience.


  • Professional Development Hours: Engage in 50 hours of professional development

activities designed to enhance your skills and knowledge.


  • Clinical Training Hours: Accumulate 400 hours of clinical training, including 300 direct

client hours, of which 100 must be relational hours, providing you with real-world

Marriage and Family Therapy Courses:

Core Courses (57 units):

  • Advanced Lifespan Development

  • Child and Adolescent Therapy

  • Family and Marriage Therapy

  • Psychological Testing and Assessment

  • Crisis and Trauma Assessment and Interventions

  • Multi-Cultural Counseling

  • Addictions Assessment and Interventions

  • Group Therapy

  • Theories of Psychopathology Diagnostics and Treatment

  • Research Methodologies

  • Legal and Ethical Therapeutic Issues

  • Introduction to Clinical Counseling Skills

  • Psychopharmacology

  • Substance Abuse Addictions and Diversity

  • Professional Development

  • Introduction to Clinical Placement

  • Clinical Practicum I & II

  • Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy

Electives (9 units): Choose from a range of electives such as Holistic Healing Mind Body Spirit,
Communion with God, Emotional Intelligence and Neuro Linguistic Psychology, and more, to
deepen your expertise and personalize your educational path.

Total Units Required: 66 units

Our M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy program meets the educational standards set by the
State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). Upon completing the necessary
coursework and accruing 3,000 supervised clinical hours, graduates are eligible to sit for their
licensing examinations.

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