This program provides professional training that leads to licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT.) The MFT curriculum is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure in California as specified in the California Business Code sections 4980.37 and 4980.40.
Eisner Institute for Professional Studies (EIPS) offers a variety of
online psychology programs. EIPS is approved by the California Bureau of
Private Postsecondary Education. We offer graduate degrees in
psychology, as well as certificate programs.
At the masters level we offer Masters of Arts online psychology programs
that lead to licenser as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). After
graduation, students can enroll in the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
program. The Doctoral programs are: clinical psychology, holistic
psychology, clinical geropsychology, spiritual psychology, forensic
psychology health psychology. Transfer credit is applicable from the
EIPS master’s to the Doctorate.
The MFT program is approved by the California Board of Behavioral
Sciences (BBS.) The MFT curriculum is designed to meet the educational
requirements for licensure in California as specified in the California
Business and Professions Code sections 4980.37 and 4980.40.
Our MFT program is dynamic and innovative. You will learn the steps in
becoming a licensed psychotherapist. After two quarters, you can begin a
practicum. The practicum lasts two quarters (approximately six months.)
After the MA degree, the students go onto a MFT Internship. The
internship takes place at a non-profit agency. After obtaining 3000
hours of supervision, the student can apply for licensure. When
licensed, Marriage and Family Therapists can practice independently.
The MFT program at EIPS includes the following courses
Foundations of Psychotherapy- This course covers the main theorists and
clinicians in the field of psychotherapy
Practicum- The student goes onto a placement where they receive onsite
supervision hours. These hours. A practicum course is concurrent with
the field placement.
Group Counseling-The student is introduced to the major therapists in
Psychopathology- In order to treat mentally ill is critical to
accurately diagnose. This course includes the latest DSM’s.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy- CBT is one of the better researched forms of
psychotherapy as espoused by Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck.
Legal and Ethical Issues. This course covers the rules and regulations
under California Law. Topics include dual relationships and reporting
Psychological Testing-Objective assessment is presented. Tests include
personality and intellectual measures.
Psychopharmacology- This course provides and overview of psychotropic
medication that is given to the mentally ill.
Life Span Developmental Psychology- This course covers development from
infancy to old age.
One major advantage at EIPS is that we do not require a Thesis or
Dissertation. On the other hand we require a Capstone which is either a
position paper or a research proposal.
The Capstone is 25-35 pages written in a professional style following
The classes are small in number which allows more effective
communication and learning.
EIPS uses an asynchronous format who allows for great flexibility in
terms of time and convenience.
Start earning your MFT certification today with EIPS.
EIPS is 100% online with no residency requirement.
The Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy includes the following courses:
- Human Cultural Diversity
- Family Therapy
- Developmental Psychology(Life-span)
- Introduction to Research
- Case Conference/Practicum
- Foundations of Psychotherapy
- Group Counseling
- Alcohol and Chemical Dependency
- Applied Psychotherapy-Cognitive-Behavioral
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Couples Therapy
- Sexuality and Sex Therapy
- Psychological Testing-Objective Measures
- Psychological Testing- Intellectual Functioning
- Special Topics
- Final Project
The Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy Online Degree is also commonly referred to as: