Professional Training

Are you interested in a professional career as a Marriage and Family Therapist?

Couple/Marriage and Family Therapy may be the exciting career that you are looking for. Do you care about people, interested in promoting healthy relationships? This career may be for you. Being a Couple/Marriage and Family Therapist allows you the opportunity to witness personal growth, healing in relationships, and the resilience that couples and families have to make positive changes in their lives together.

To become a RMFT, you must have a minimum of a qualifying Master’s Degree and acquire the required clinical experience and supervision hours of training. Often a bachelor’s degree in various disciplines such as psychology, social work, or nursing, will be accepted as a prerequisite for entry into a Master’s program for couple/marriage and family therapy (see below).

 If you decide to pursue a career in Couple/Marriage and Family Therapy after you have received a Master’s degree in a related discipline, you may attain RMFT status so long as you have obtained a qualifying degree and take any required additional courses in Couple/Marriage and Family Therapy.


Courses in Marriage and Family Therapy



ACTS Seminaries Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

The Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at ACTS Seminaries provides the education and formation needed to become a registered marriage and family therapist. You will be trained and equipped to help individuals and groups in their personal growth and in the context of their relationships, with a strong understanding of evidence-based treatments and hundreds of clinical practice hours in preparation for a career in counselling.

  • Fully credentialed by the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education
  • Taught from a systemic MFT perspective by faculty supervisors who are licensed by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Meets the educational requirements for membership with CAMFT and AAMFT

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University of Winnipeg

The Master of Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg provides high quality education and clinical training and prepares students to become competent MFTs. This master’s degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The  program has a strong clinical focus and is structured to meet the needs of part-time students. Most courses are offered in the evening and meet weekly.


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University of Guelph

The University of Guelph, Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, graduate program in Couple and Family Therapy is an intensive program combining academic courses and clinical training. This master’s degree program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.The program is designed to produce sophisticated therapists and scholars by integrating contemporary theory, research competence, and systemic approaches to therapy and in the understanding and treatment of families today.
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Certificate in Couples and Family Therapy Studies University of Guelph

  • Take one or more course for professional development, or complete the 6 courses (3 core; 3 electives) required for the certificate
  • If you are not yet a practitioner,  explore a new career field and gain practical skills
  • If you are a current practitioner, acquire specialization in Couple and Family Therapy to assist you in your current practice
  • As a seasoned professional, keep abreast of key topics, approaches, and methods in therapy
  • Network with other professionals in your field
  • Work towards the course content requirements for AAMFT Clinical membership

Saint Paul University – Ottawa

Graduate Certificate in Couple Counselling and Spirituality

St Paul University is offering a six course certificate in couple and family counselling. Many of these courses are part of the Masters program in counselling.
Contact Martin Rovers for details.
613-236-1393 ext 2301
[email protected]

Tyndale University College and Seminary – MDiv. Counselling

 The Counselling degree is designed to prepare graduates for employment in clinical counselling or church ministry settings. Students with a clinical focus are geared towards psychotherapy and the educational preparation for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and certification with professional counselling associations such as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Graduates with a Pastoral Care and Counselling Focus are trained in issues such as: family conflicts, crisis intervention, and life transitions. Tyndale students gain counselling experience through solid counselling internships.


McGill University

M.Sc.(A) Couple and Family Therapy
The School of Social Work at McGill University is proud to offer a specialized Master’s Degree in Couple and Family Therapy for human service professionals who wish to advance their expertise in couple and family therapy, and qualify for certification as Couple and Family Therapists in Quebec. This unique program is given in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital and combines the academic excellence of McGill University, a major research university, with the clinical expertise of the Department of Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital, a widely recognized centre for clinical training in marriage and family therapy.





Briercrest College and Seminary offers Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) degree designed to help students meet the academic requirements to become a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT).

Contact: Dr. Sam Berg for details

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