History of Marriage & Family Therapy
MA and PhD Program History
at Monroe first developed
a master's degree program in marriage and family therapy in 1983 and joined the
ranks of accredited masters degree programs in marriage and family therapy in
1987. The ULM program is
accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family
Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
and the Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related
Educational Programs (CACREP).
This makes it one of only a few dually accredited marriage and family therapy
programs in the nation.
In July of 1995, the Louisiana Board of Regents
approved the development of a doctoral program in marriage and family therapy
which has been implemented since the Fall of 1996.
The doctoral program, which was fully accredited by COAMFTE in 2007, has graduated
more than 40 Ph.D.’s in MFT.