Marriage and Family Therapist Degrees in Arizona
Programs that have been accredited by COAMFTE ensure to prospective students that the curriculum will meet their needs to perform advanced therapy sessions with their clients and determine what is the cause for various issues that have led to struggles within their relationships.
Universities must apply for accreditation and continue to uphold standards in frequent review. The curriculum will meet standards set by state licensing boards and ease the process in obtaining a licensure.
At this time, there are no graduate degrees for marriage and family therapy that have been accredited by the COAMFTE. There are neighboring states that do offer education both on-campus and online, especially in California.
Consider a Featured Online MFT Program
Alliant International University has Master's degrees at various locations in the state, and they also provide an online program for student convenience. The curriculum and clinical sessions will satisfy most of the requirements for the state of Arizona, with additional supervised work and the national exam can be completed in the state.
Students that choose to pursue a program that is not accredited by COAMFTE must ensure that the coursework will meet the requirements set for state licensure.
LMFT Licensure in Arizona
In order to gain a state licensure through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, applicants must confirm that they have completed a Master’s degree within the field. Coursework must consist of marriage and family studies and therapy, human development, research, and professional studies. There should be at least a few courses that are designated as clinical practicum and at least 300 hours client content hours must be completed within the Master’s degree. Programs that have been accredited by COAMFTE will meet these standards.
There is an option to obtain a temporary license as they wait to take the national exam. This is open for recent graduates and eligibility spans an entire year. For overall direct clinical hours, at least 3,200 hours must be earned and supervised by an experienced MFT. A quarter of this requirement is permissible through telephone calls, but must last at least one half-hour in length. Applicants have the option of taking the exam twice over a span of a year, but will need to reapply after either period is exhausted.
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
3443 North Central Avenue, #1700
Phoenix, AZ 85012
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT Careers and Salaries in Arizona
Arizona features one of the heaviest-employed locations for marriage and family therapists in the United States. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 1,400 employed across the state with Phoenix and Tucson being the more popular metropolitan areas.
The median salary for workers in this industry is approximately $46,300, but this average jumps in those metropolitan locations. Popular facilities for MFT career possibilities include the Apache Behavioral Health Services in Whiteriver and various locations, and the Bayless Healthcare Group and Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.There are not any COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in Arizona. Consider reviewing the online COAMFTE accredited MFT counseling program guide here, or view all counseling degrees in Arizona. Available online programs currently accepting applicants are also available below.