Dual Accreditation Elevates IWU’s Program of Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy

The Indiana Wesleyan University Program of Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy (MFCT) has attained accreditation from the Council on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). This accreditation, combined with the current Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation makes it one of just two dually-accredited programs in the worldwide Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

The MFCT program, which is part of the IWU Division of Graduate Counseling, is one of only three MFT programs accredited in Indiana. Further, it is one of three COAMFTE-accredited MFT programs within the CCCU.    

Nationwide, there are 126 master’s level and doctoral COAMFTE-accredited programs, of which 28 also possess CACREP accreditation. Of the 684 CACREP-accredited schools, 28 also have COAMFTE accreditation. 

“[Our] COAMFTE accreditation assures prospective students, current students and the community that the IWU MFCT program is meeting standards developed by consensus of professionals in the field,” said MFCT Program Director Barbara Riggs. “It is a credential that attests to the fact IWU is fulfilling its commitment to educational quality. With the program now listed as an accredited program on the national MFT website, students from around the world can investigate IWU as a potential school of study.” 

Students enrolled in IWU’s MFCT program receive strong clinical experiences, rigorous training tailored to the uniqueness of every individual, and access to faculty members with years of clinical and teaching experience. Tight-knit cohorts allow students to actively engage in the learning process, while supporting and encouraging one another within an environment that integrates faith in therapy to individuals, couples and families.  

For more information about IWU’s MFCT program, call 866-468-6498 or visit www.indwes.edu/adult-graduate/ma-counseling/marriage-and-family-counseling/therapy/.

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