Completion of the requirements for the certificate program provide a strong academic basis for preparing the student to undertake further supervised clinical training in marriage and family therapy and to integrate theory and practice from a family systems perspective.

The certificate program is not intended to provide all the training necessary to function as an independent professional nor to meet all the requirements for

  • (a) state licensure as a marriage and family therapist, or
  • (b) clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

The certificate program may meet the course requirements, but not the experience requirements, for MFT licensure in Georgia.

MFT Certificate Program Handbook


Students who are enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Georgia in the College of Education, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, or the School of Social Work are eligible to apply. MFT Pre-Professional Certificate courses are offered in several units of the University of Georgia, including the Department of Child and Family Development, the Department of Counseling and Human Development, and the School of Social Work.

MFT Certificate Coordinator for School of Social Work students: Michael Robinson, Ph.D.,, (706) 542-5425.

For more information, visit CMFT website at

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