Rhode Island MFT Programs

There is one university that has been designated by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) in the state of Rhode Island. The program at the University of Rhode Island has met rigorous standards set by the accrediting organization and will prepare students thoroughly for a career as an MFT.

Students that are looking for higher education, like a doctorate degree, will need to look at neighboring states or pursue an online MFT program.

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COAMFTE-Accredited Programs in Rhode Island

There are opportunities to get out and complete an accredited program in the neighboring states of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Prospective students that are unable to attend may consider enrolling in an online program at a handful of institutions. For example, Capella University has an ideal curriculum that will also satisfy the state requirements at Rhode Island.

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University of Rhode Island

At the College of Health Studies, students can pursue the Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy.

The program emphasizes collaboration between the worker and the patient, and evaluating strengths and weaknesses during supervision. In order to be admitted into the program, an application must be sent in by January 15 for the small semester - the lone admittance for this degree. Items for submission in the application process include holding a Bachelor's degree with a 3.3 GPA or higher, personal statement that shows work-related goals, at least two letters of recommendation, updated resume, and an interview may take place.

LMFT Licensure in Rhode Island

After completing a graduate degree in marriage and family therapy or a related field, candidates that are looking for licensure in this field will need to complete post-graduate experience and the national exam.

MFT Licensure Requirements

Educational requirements set by the state include 60 credit hours of coursework and 500 hours of direct client contact with half of that amount toward couples and multiple family members at one time. Those that have completed a COAMFTE-accredited program have already satisfied this criteria. Under the separate clinical experience, applicants will need to rack up 2,000 additional direct client contact hours. 100 of these hours need to be completed by a licensed supervisor, or one that was approved by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Rhode Island Board Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Department of Health
Three Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence, RI 02908
LMFT Licensure:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

LMFT Careers and Salaries in Rhode Island

Both employment and salary cannot be accurately analyzed by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics due to the small scale within the marriage and family therapy field. Here are job opportunities within family therapy throughout the state and region.

  • Care New England - Nonprofit health system that includes hospitals like Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Memorial Hospital.
  • Lifespan - Operator of many hospitals in the state of Rhode Island.
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital - Provides therapy at various locations in Rhode Island and other New England states.

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Campus-Based COAMFTE Accredited Rhode Island MFT Degrees

The COAMFTE (Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education) is the top accrediting board for MFT programs. Below is a list of COAMFTE accredited MFT programs in Rhode Island. You can view online COAMFTE accredited MFT counseling programs or all Rhode Island counseling degrees.

University of Rhode Island
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
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