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Program Mission & Goals

Program Mission

The mission of the Virginia Tech Marriage and Family Therapy Program is to provide the training necessary for our graduates to become competent, research-informed clinicians, able to work systemically in varied settings with individuals, couples and families from diverse populations, and to become active contributing members to the MFT field.

Program Goals

Program Goal #1

Graduates are active members of the marriage and family therapy profession. This goal supports the program’s mission to provide the training necessary for our graduates to become active contributing members to the MFT field.  This goal requires knowledge, practice, diversity, research and ethics competencies related to working actively in the marriage and family therapy profession. 

 

Program Goal #2

Graduates are competent, ethical, systemically-oriented MFT professionals. This goal supports the program’s mission to provide training necessary for our graduates to become competent clinicians, able to work systemically in varied settings with individuals, couples and families. This goal requires knowledge, practice and ethics competencies related to using a systemically-oriented perspective as MFT professionals.    

 

Program Goal #3

Graduates are culturally competent MFT professionals committed to social justice. This goal supports the program’s mission to provide training necessary for our graduates to become competent clinicians, able to work systemically in varied settings with individuals, couples and families from diverse populations. This goal requires knowledge, practice, ethics and diversity competencies related to being culturally competent MFT professionals. 

 

Program Goal #4

Graduates are research informed MFT professionals. This goal supports the program’s mission to provide training necessary for our graduates to become competent, research-informed clinicians.  This goal requires knowledge, practice and research competencies related to being research informed clinicians. 

 

Program Goal # 5

Graduates are knowledgeable about relational systemic theories. This goal supports the program’s mission to provide training necessary for our graduates to become competent clinicians, able to work systemically in varied settings with individuals, couples and families.