Marriage and Family Therapists
|Overview:||Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of professional services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.|
|Degree(s):||A.A./B.A. QCC/QC Dual/Joint Liberal Arts & Sciences and Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of marriage and family therapists is expected to grow through 2018 due in part to increased recognition of the field. It is becoming more common for people to seek help for their marital and family problems than it was in the past.|
|Education Level:||Candidates for this occupation generally have completed their Bachelor’s Degree and have continued their education either 1 or 2 years longer.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Requires a masters degree. Most states require licensing. Check with your state for specific requirements,|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreementswith other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.