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Falk College Offers Nation’s First Dual Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy
The Falk College now offers a dual master’s degree program in social work and marriage & family therapy. This interdisciplinary program allows students to complete the master’s degree in two distinct professions—the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) and the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT). The first dual MSW-MFT master’s degree program in the country, it combines the generalist practice orientation of the MSW foundation and the advanced theory, practice and skills content of the MSW curriculum with the intensive relational clinical training of the MFT degree.
The dual MSW-MFT degree will allow students to seek licensure in social work and/or marriage and family therapy in any state in the country to assume a very competitive position for employment opportunities.
The M.S.W. program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy curriculum— accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education—meets the academic requirements for clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Job prospects for social workers are outstanding, as careers in social work are expected to increase much faster than average for all occupations through 2018. Growth areas are anticipated in gerontology, mental health and co-occurring disorders (substance use disorders and mental health), child welfare, military social work and health care.
According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, marriage and family therapy is one discipline. Marriage and family therapy’s prominence in the mental health field has increased due to its brief, solution-focused treatment, its family-centered approach and its demonstrated effectiveness.
For more information, contact the Falk College Office of Admissions at 315-443-5555 or email@example.com.