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couples therapy

Students entering our M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy Program will be exposed to the major family therapy conceptual and clinical models. Based in the Department of Psychiatry, within the University of Rochester Medical Center, means our students are embedded in a clinical practice site/hospital vs. a college campus type setting. This setting provides the unique opportunity to learn about mental health and families in a collaborative interdisciplinary context.

family therapy

Clinical training will be with a diverse client population, presenting the full range of individual, couple, and family problems. All students will participate in live family therapy supervision, a team approach in which all families are seen by students under the supportive eye of an Approved Supervisor in marriage and family therapy.

We have several OMH approved mental health care settings where our students gain the required clinical hours, and skills. This rich, multi-disciplinary context will prepare creative and competent marriage and family therapists to work with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings including Inpatient facilities, Employee Assistance Programs, Health Maintenance Organizations, Community Mental Health Centers, Business and Consulting Companies, Schools and Head Start Centers, Social Service Agencies, Universities and Research Centers, Courts and Prisons, and Private Practice.

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Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) , The Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program is part of the Graduate School at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.  View student achievement dataStats & facts.  
RE-ACCREDITED through April 2024.

For more information regarding Marriage and Family Therapy/Therapists, following is the link for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy:  AAMFT.

Correspondence & Further Information

Jenny Speice, Ph.D., LMFT
Co-Director, Family Therapy Training Program
Department of Psychiatry - URMC
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642