School of Theology and Ministry

Educational Outcomes

A Couples & Family Therapy Program

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will identify as couples and family therapists who integrate effective, competent clinical education and practice with theological insights and spiritual formation.
  • Students will use family systems theories to offer systemic case conceptualizations and treatment plans.
  • Students will demonstrate multicultural competencies by having the ability to provide clinical services within clients’ social locations, including diverse races and ethnicities, genders and sexual identities, and religious and spiritual traditions.
  • Students will demonstrate legal and ethical competence by understanding and adhering to relevant laws and ethical codes.

Program Outcomes

  • The program will prepare graduates who will become couples and family therapists that integrate effective, competent, ethical clinical practice with theological studies and spiritual formation.
  • The program will graduate students who are clinically and theoretically prepared to work as couple and family therapists.
  • The program will admit and graduate a diverse student body that are prepared to provide clinical services to clients from diverse races and ethnicities, genders and sexual identities, and religions and spiritual traditions.
  • The program will prepare students who are equipped to pursue license as marriage and family therapists (LMFT) in the state of Washington. In addition to completing 600 clinical hours and courses required for licensure, students will score a minimum of 66% in their first attempt taking the AMFTRB practice exam or have a robust plan for passing the national exam.

Faculty Outcomes

  • Faculty will demonstrate excellence in teaching and supervision in order to graduate students who will become couples and family therapists that integrate effective, competent clinical education and practice with theological studies and spiritual formation.
  • Faculty will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and professional activities that contribute to the development of couples and family therapists that integrates effective, competent clinical education and practice with theological studies and spiritual formation.
  • The faculty will mentor students in the practice of couples and family therapy highlighting issues of social justice, respect for cultural diversity, and awareness, knowledge and skills of integrating ecumenical and interfaith practices into competent clinical practice.
  • Faculty will collaborate to promote student learning and program achievement.