Not everyone needs or will especially benefit from attending an accredited program. MFT programs that are not specifically accredited are still generally housed within accredited universities, making their degrees eligible for licensure. (More on that below.) But there are at least four areas where the benefits of program accreditation are likely to be significant for many students:
Back in January, we launched #PostThePay in hopes of making life a little bit easier for prelicensed therapists and those who employ them. As we described then, too much time is wasted by those on both sides when applicants for a therapy or counseling job wouldn’t take the pay scale that the job offers. Furthermore, California law now requires that employers provide the pay scale to any applicant who asks — so why not just put it in a job announcement?
Imagine seeing a job listing for a paid position that’s located close to home, involves working with the client population of your dreams, and offers excellent benefits. Excited to learn more, you begin to read over the job description. Upon reaching the “Qualifications” section, you see unfamiliar terminology. You start to question whether you meet the requirements for this position, and you wonder whether it’s worth applying for the position at all.
Many of us have encountered this situation and struggled to make sense of MFT job listing lingo. Fortunately, this article can provide clarification on several terms that may be unfamiliar to prelicensed MFTs who are seeking their first paid clinical opportunity.
After several fairly light hiring years, many graduate programs in marriage and family therapy are hiring new faculty. Here are some of the openings, divided by region.
It’s a happy new year indeed! Good news abounds for those looking for academic positions in marriage and family therapy; there have been a LOT available this cycle. And even now, many are still accepting applications. Here are a number of universities still looking (as of January 19, 2012) to fill faculty positions. In most cases, the positions would start in Fall of 2012.
Given the calendar, I’m only including listings here for openings that may still be accepting new applications. Several schools (my own, Alliant International University, among them) are hiring this year but have already closed to new applicants.
Know of additional openings? I’m happy to add to this list. Email me, or post on them in the comments.