Since its establishment in 1972, the Family Therapy Training Institute (FTTI) has provided mental health professionals the advanced skills needed to remain at the forefront of family systems therapy.
You’ll gain clinical knowledge through real-world experience alongside expert clinical therapists and supervisors. Our program is designed for therapists working full time. Training culturally competent therapists for underserved and minority communities is at the core of our mission. Tuition assistance is available for select minority students.
Upon completion, you’ll meet the academic requirements for marriage and family therapy licensure (LMFT), and have accumulated at least half (500) of the required supervised hours (1,000) for licensure.
Training is built on concepts and interventions that positively affect family relationships within a social context. We focus on teaching ways of assessing, diagnosing, understanding, and intervening to facilitate change in dysfunctional patterns, and to recognize and use the strengths of individual, couple, family and societal systems.
As a student at FTTI, you’ll strengthen your therapeutic skills through intensive individual and group supervision. You’ll also learn how to integrate academic materials and clinical experiences into a well-defined personal practice style.
Call us to discuss the current costs of the program. If needed, you can make arrangements to pay for your tuition in monthly installments.
Most students are able to maintain full-time employment throughout the program. If you’re a professional currently practicing in the community, you can audit any FTTI course at a reduced rate.
To apply for the program, you must have:
In addition to the above requirements, postgraduate clinical experience is recommended.
Graduation from the program is based on:
*A total of 1,000 hours is required for an MFT license.
The Family Therapy Training Institute is accredited by the Council on Accreditation in Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). This rigorous process ensures that we are engaged in a process of continually improving the quality of education offered to our students. COAMFTE provides up to date information about the core educational outcomes of all accredited MFT training programs, including FTTI. These student achievement outcomes include the rates of graduation, passage of the national exam, and State licensure.