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Post-Master's Certificate in Medical Family Therapy

Drexel University



In the online Post-Master's Certificate in Medical Family Therapy program from Drexel University individuals are introduced to a variety of acute and chronic medical illnesses and conditions influence and are influenced by psychosocial, relational, and family conditions and environments.

This is an excellent online certification program for any experienced couple and family therapists who are seeking to develop their clinical knowledge and expand the scope of their clinical practice, graduate students in couple and family therapy and related disciplines, such as social work, psychology, creative arts, rehabilitation science, physician assistant, and physicians, clergy, physicians, nurses, and allied health care professionals.

Individuals who earn this certification will be able to:

  • Apply family systems perspective and its relationships to health, illnesses and recovery
  • Assess the impact of healthcare problems on the family system, using a family lifecycle perspective
  • Evaluate the role of family members in promoting positive health outcomes
  • Develop effective relationships and intervention strategies with families utilizing appropriate cultural frameworks
  • Appraise and synthesize best practice collaborative approaches to health care
  • Analyze health care policies that impact children, families and aging populations
  • Demonstrate professional awareness and use of self in the health care delivery process

All applicants must have a master's degree in a related healthcare profession or a master's degree and employed in a healthcare setting. Graduate GPA of 3.0.

Accreditation Information

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education

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