Studying for MFT licensing exams

If you are soon to be taking your state’s MFT licensing exams, congratulations! Here are five tips on how to study and prepare. [Ed. note: This post initially published October 27, 2010. Updated in November 2016 to update the list of companies offering test prep products and services.] Licensing exams are a major milestone in … Read more

Four myths about MFT licensing exams

Go ahead and be anxious about your licensing exam process — it’s a big deal! But don’t buy into grumbling falsehoods about it. Test items are written by actual MFTs, and there are no trick questions. Every person who becomes a licensed marriage and family therapist has to go through an examination process. In most … Read more

The benefits of COAMFTE accreditation for MFT students

With the exceptions of California and possibly Texas, around the US most graduate degree programs in marriage and family therapy are accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Marital and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Of the 80 or so license-eligible MFT programs in California, only a handful are COAMFTE-accredited MFT programs. Without some background on … Read more

How long does it take to become a counselor?

If you are planning to become a counselor, it is important to give thought to the time and money it will take to work your way to licensure. The timing of steps along the way could impact your choices for when to get married, have children, or maintain employment in another field. Presented here are … Read more