Medical Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University

Current MFT Students: Courses

Graduate students already enrolled in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at SPU may add 14 additional credits focused on Medical Family Therapy in order to receive the certificate. (Psychopharmacology is a required course in the MFT program and may be taken to fulfill an elective requirement).

The certificate in MDFT can be earned during or after completion of the MFT program. Below are links to the three approved program plans for combining the MFT Masters and the MDFT certificate.

MDFT 2+1 Year Program Plan
MDFT 3 Year Program Plan
MDFT 3+1 Year Program Plan


Courses Credits
Psychopharmocology (required for MFT degree) 3
Collaboration Between Therapists and Phyisicians: The Basics 0
Interviewing for Biopsychosocial and Spiiritual Care 1
Motivational Interviewing to Improve Patient and Family Health 1
Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals 0
Family Therapy Tools for Treating Medical Illnesses 1
The Brain Savvy Therapist 1
Marketing your Practice to Physicians 1
Spirituality and Health 1
12-month clinical practicum 8
Total 16

For more information, visit the Graduate Catalog.