Marriage and Family Therapist Degrees in Maine
Being on the extreme Northeastern portion of the United States, there are limited options for residents pursue an accredited program. There are a few Master's degrees options, and even a PhD pathway, for those that can travel west to New Hampshire.
While significantly less exposure to this unique field, there are still new positions available in this area and an ability to get the education needed to pass state licensure. An alternative to pursuing a degree on campus is choosing one of multiple programs that are available online.
Consider a Featured Online MFT Program
For example, Syracuse University provides a flexible program that can be completed on the student's time and clinical practice takes place at an approved health care center. Students should consider the potential for on-campus residencies and they must have up-to-date technology to take advantage of all course materials and to watch class lectures in any format.
LMFT Licensure in Maine
In order to obtain licensure for marriage and family therapy in the state of Maine, students must obtain at least a Master’s degree that has 60 credit hours of coursework within this field. Those that have completed a degree that was accredited by the COAMFTE will satisfy the educational criteria set by the state. For alternative degrees, students will need to review specific coursework to determine if their curriculum is satisfactory. A combination of the practicum and internship for the applicant must have at least 900 experience hours, and 360 of those are direct client contact. Outside of the degree in a post-degree setting, 3,000 total hours of work experience are needed, and a third of that must be working directly with couples or multiple family members.
Maine Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
Office of Licensing and Registration
Dept. of Professional & Financial Regulations
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT Careers and Salaries in Maine
The median salary for marriage and family therapists in the state of Maine is extremely high according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, sitting at just over $86,000. While an attractive figure, this high number is likely due to the lack of actual employment numbers in the state. There may not be numerous opportunities for employment statewide, some places to consider include Sequel Youth and Family Services in a number of locations, Sweetser in Waldoboro, and the Harbor Hill Center of Genesis Healthcare in Belfast.There are not any COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in Maine. Consider reviewing the online COAMFTE accredited MFT counseling program guide here, or view all counseling degrees in Maine. Available online programs currently accepting applicants are also available below.