COAMFTE Accreditation for MA in Relationship & Pastoral Therapy

Written by Kristina Alvarado
May 1, 2015

Seattle University?s School of Theology and Ministry is pleased to officially announce that its couples and family therapy program, the Master of Arts in Relationship & Pastoral Therapy, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

The school?s Master of Arts in Relationship & Pastoral Therapy prepares effective, competent couples and family therapists in order to clinically heal and empower diverse families, individuals, and groups from any faith and culture. Students who graduate from COAMFTE-accredited programs meet the educational requirements for many states? licensing boards, including Washington State. Our graduates integrate clinical education and practice with theological studies and spiritual formation, having engaged systems and psychological theories, supervised clinical experience, theological education, and spiritual formation throughout their studies.

Program Director, Dr. Christie Eppler, LMFT, remarks:
?I value and appreciate our unique ecumenical and interfaith approach to training couples and family therapists. Now with COAMFTE accreditation, we are recognized as having a strong alignment to marriage and family therapy principles and core competencies. This designation speaks to the effectiveness of the program in integrating effective, competent, ethical clinical practice with theological studies and spiritual formation.?

Learn more about the program, here.?

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Seattle University?s School of Theology and Ministry is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808, coa@aamft.org.