The mission of the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Couple and Family Therapy program is to provide training using a relational/ systemic theoretical lens in working with individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. The program curriculum emphasizes the ethical and professional practice of couple/marriage and family therapy, offering professional and scholarly services to the community, including culturally and sexually diverse populations and other marginalized groups. Through these practices, the program demonstrates a commitment to issues of cultural and sexual diversity, inclusion, and international sensitivity. The program provides a global perspective of research, scholarship, and service and participates in reflective practices through self-evaluation and input from our communities of interest, as we strive to maintain the highest professional standards.
The vision of the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Master of Science (M.S.) in Couple and Family Therapy Program is to embrace a systemic/relational paradigm while providing clinical training to support community needs, including those of culturally and sexually diverse, international, multicultural, marginalized, and underserved groups. The M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy Program trains students to become competent couple/marriage and family therapists with the ability to work systemically with all populations.
Our program further strives to uphold all ethical, legal, and professional standards in the field.