Students that are looking for a COAMFTE-accredited degree are not out of luck just because there are no programs available in the state. Delaware is in the heart of the massive amount of job opportunities throughout the Northeastern portion of the United States. This means there are many educational areas to consider, especially in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
The University of Maryland offers a Master's degree in the field of marriage and family therapy. For students that are not able to travel to any of these destinations, there is a possibility to pursue an online program.
Syracuse University offers a program that requires on-campus residency for a small period of time, but the general coursework is completed online while students take clinical practicum sessions at approved health care centers. Students must have proper technology requirements in order to take an online degree.
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LMFT Licensure in Delaware
Regardless of applying as an associate or fully licensed marriage and family therapist, the state of Delaware requires all applicants to hold a least a Master's degree in the field. Having a degree that was accredited by COAMFTE will ensure that the curriculum has enough to fulfill the education criteria in the state. At least 300 hours of direct clinical contact is needed within clinical practicum sessions when taking the program. An additional 3,200 hours of post-graduate experience is needed after completing the program, and half of that must be done with an approved supervisor. All applicants must complete a background check, and there are three locations to complete this task: Kent county, New Castle County, and Sussex County.
Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, DE 19904
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT Careers and Salaries in Delaware
The median salary for marriage and family therapists in the state of Delaware is around $51,830 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This is just a little higher than the national average, but there are not as many opportunities for jobs when compared to neighboring countries throughout the Northeast, with just over a few hundred throughout the state. Those looking for opportunities should consider looking at governmental jobs are a local clinic that deals with addiction abuse or family therapy.There are not any COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in Delaware. Consider reviewing the online COAMFTE accredited MFT counseling program guide here, or view all counseling degrees in Delaware. Available online programs currently accepting applicants are also available below.