With society’s attention on violence and mental illness, trauma, mental health, and immigration, psychology is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. Indeed, the areas in which psychology is being applied is expanding to include a diverse array of emerging fields.
Addressing the needs of our surrounding community, the School of Cultural and Family Psychology focuses on a culture-centered approach to Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)—developing programs that teach students to engage effectively with widely diverse populations in a global environment.
Students in our master’s programs learn to apply a broad range of therapeutic approaches to help individuals, couples, and families overcome a variety of mental health and behavioral issues. Empowered by an understanding driven by the collective voices of students from a variety of backgrounds, our graduates are able to find successful careers in private practice, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and government.
Our curriculum is designed to help our students understand who they are.
—Dr. Bree Cook, Associate Dean, School of Cultural & Family Psychology
Cultural and Family Psychology Programs
- African-American Family Studies (AAFS)
- Latina/Latino Family Studies (LFS)
- Trauma Studies
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)