Marriage and Family Therapy

Why do you want to complete a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy? What do you intend to do professionally after you graduate? Please respond to both questions

Discuss your family of origin and describe how your role in your family and how other life experiences have impacted your desire and ability to be a marriage and family therapist *

The ethical code for MFT professionals indicates that “Marriage and Family Therapists provide professional assistance to persons without discrimination on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation” (AAMFT Code of Ethics, Principle 1.1). Based on this statement, reflect on your personal life experiences and values and discuss any challenges with or areas in which you may need to grow in preparing to work with diverse client populations. *

4. Please describe a time in your life when you received feedback from another person that was difficult to hear. Why was it difficult to hear and what did you learn about yourself from this experience? *

5. What strengths do you have that will help you in your effort to both successfully complete a graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and be successful in your therapy work with clients? *

6. How will you balance your personal interests and professional responsibilities with the time and effort that will be needed to complete your course work and clinical training in this program? Be specific in the description of your plans. *

7. How are you preparing to help your family, friends, co-workers and others in your support circle understand what is needed to be successful in your program in terms of time commitment to your studies?