Medical Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University

Professional / Post-Grad: Courses


Information for MFT Graduates

Professionals who hold a graduate degree in marriage and family therapy will only need to complete the core courses and internship (16 units) to receive the certificate. Classes may be taken individually, also.

Information for Physicians, Allied Health and Clergy

Those persons who have received graduate training in social work, behavioral science, theology, nursing, or medicine will undertake a review of their prior classes. Depending upon past coursework, additional credits in systems theory and family therapy may be needed.

For most students, the certificate can be completed over a two-year period with two to three classes per quarter the first year and practicum the second year.



Courses Credits
Collaboration Between Therapist/Physician 1
Interviewing for Biopsychosocial and Spiritual Care 1
Motivational Interviewing to Improve Patient and Family Health 1
Psychopharmocology for Mental Health Professionals


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.