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Couple & Family Therapy

If you want to develop outstanding clinical skills, Jefferson’s Couple and Family Therapy program is the perfect place to start

  • Jefferson’s Couple and Family Therapy Program received a five-year Initial Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).
  • Jefferson’s program is a collaborative effort between two highly-respected institutions: Thomas Jefferson University and the Council for Relationships.
  • We offer two highly sought-after specialty tracks: Sex Therapy and Family Therapy.
  • Here, the majority of your professors are AAMFT-approved supervisors.
  • One of the things that differentiates Jefferson’s program is how much we support our students. For example, unlike other therapy programs, Jefferson finds your required practicum placements for you. What’s more, these placements are provided through the Council for Relationships.
  • Because you are part of Thomas Jefferson University, you are learning at one of the country’s leaders in interprofessional education.



Message from
Kenneth Covelman, PhD
Chair, Couple & Family Therapy


Couple & Family Therapy Program Receives COAMFTE Accreditation

The 5-year initial accreditation is the longest possible accreditation period awarded to master’s degree programs.

Student Achievement Data
Advertised Program Length: Two Years
Maximum Time to Complete Program: Two Years*

Year Students Entered Program

Graduation Rate (%)

National Exam Pass Rate (%)

Licensure Rate (%)

2007 – 2012




*Unless there are extenuating circumstances that must be approved by the Department Chair.
**Based on Thomas Jefferson University annual alumni survey.

Program Accreditation


The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), 112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 838-9808,