Couples and Family Therapy Open House
Potential grad students learn about the department of human development
Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 15:11
The Couples and Family Therapy master’s program will host its fifth annual open house from 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow in room 108 of the SGC building.
The purpose of the Couples and Family Therapy open house is to inform students and the community about a possible graduate program and career in therapy.
The open house will give students interested in a master’s degree in the department of human development an opportunity to tour facilities and talk to graduates about their field of interest.
Winning a national training award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for their high standards of training, the CFT offers the chance for graduate students with an interest in therapy to pursue their goals.
“The CFT program prepares students to work with individuals, children, couples and families in a therapy setting,” said Christi McGeorge, associate professor in the department of human development. “The program has existed since 1990 and is the only accredited master’s program in Couple and Family Therapy in the state of North Dakota.”
According to McGeorge, in addition to informing the community, the open house offers potential applicants the opportunity to learn about and possibly intern in the Family Therapy Center at NDSU.
“We wanted to let the campus community and the larger Fargo-Moorhead community know about the Couple and Family Therapy master’s program and this opportunity for graduate studies,” McGeorge said.
Not only does the open house allow possible master’s students to get a closer look at their field of interest, but it also gives them a chance to ask questions before their CFT applications are due on Jan. 15.
McGeorge defined couple and family therapist work as “…with children, adolescents, individual adults, couples and families to address a wide range of presenting problems,” McGeorge said. She also said that couple and family therapy is one of the top 50 careers in the United States according to U.S. News.