Our Campus Setting
Virginia Tech's campus in Northern Virginia is adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro station just off of Interstate 66. It is conveniently located with Washington, DC close by to the east with rural Virginia to the southwest featuring trees and wildlife. Skyline Drive is only an hour away where the beautiful fall foliage can be seen growing on the Blue Ridge Mountain range. The DC area is a rich multicultural community with many cultural opportunities like the Smithsonian museums, the Kennedy Center, the Portrait Gallery, music, theatre and art galleries. Thirty minutes away by car or metro, Downtown DC features The National Mall, which includes the Capitol, the White House, The Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument, and many more sites and monuments.
The Washington DC area is also home to several marriage and family therapy training programs, annual conventions and symposiums, and national mental health organizations. Among them are The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (http://www.thebowencenter.org); based on the work Murray Bowen, the annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, the National Institutes of Health, and Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (http://washingtonbaltimorecenterforeft.com).
Master's program applicants also have the opportunity to gain clinical experience and hours through our established network of off-site internships with other professionals in the community, both in private practice and agencies. Our network of possible internship sites give students the opportunity to work with a greater range of populations and settings, including residential and outpatient substance abuse facilities, home-based counseling services, and multi-family group and individual therapy programs for adolescents, among others. We also welcome the opportunity to establish relationships and create partnerships with new organizations in the community that could provide clinical experience to our students.