We are a premiere provider of two Master's-level programs – Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling: On-Campus Learning and Counseling: Online Learning – Postdoctoral Fellowships and Continuing Education opportunities. Students enrolled in our programs are taught by nationally-known clinicians who practice at The Family Institute. They are dedicated to ensuring students receive the most hands-on experiential training possible, both at The Family Institute and in the community.
Master's-Level Degree Programs at the Center for Applied Psychological & Family Studies
Whether you are an undergraduate, a career changer, an established professional or an international student, our Master's-level degree programs expose you to a challenging and enlightening curriculum designed to help you develop the specific competencies required for effective practice. In fact, in the first quarter of your learning experience you will have the opportunity to work directly with a wide range of clients dealing with a variety of situations and issues.
Designed for students with a passion for improving and transforming relationships, the Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy teaches students to practice family, couple and individual therapy from a relational perspective. The program, which provides the educational component for state licensure as a marriage and family therapist, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).
Online Learning Platform
Counseling@Northwestern is our innovative digital learning platform, designed to fit into your busy schedule. Connect with your peers, professors and other counseling professionals during virtual classes, in-person immersions and clinical training experiences within your local community.
Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Center for Applied Psychological & Family Studies
Our Postdoctoral Fellowships are developing the next generation of leaders and innovators in couple and family therapy and psychology through two fellowship opportunities – Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellowship and Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship. Both opportunities are two-year fellowships and The Family Institute welcomes a cohort of four Fellows each year.
We provide continuing education, access to research and networking among fellow alumni. We encourage our alumni to stay connected to The Family Institute through activities and events offered throughout the year.
Staying current on advances in clinical treatment is imperative for behavioral health professionals and practitioners. We offer continuing professional education through conferences, lectures, seminars and clinical consultation.
Our education programs, including scholarships for our graduate students, are supported, in part, by gifts and grants from individuals, families and foundations. Your contribution will help us continue educating the future leaders of behavioral healthcare.