Is an Online Family Therapy Education Possible?

Yes! Capella University, the highest ranking online family therapy school, is an accredited US institution offering programs to train individuals to become outstanding family therapists, speech therapists, therapists, respiratory therapists, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, at present there are 13,440 people employed as therapists alone in America, and their average annual salary is $54,400. Child, family, and school social workers make on average $43,540 per year and there are about 277,670 of them employed today. Online schools like Capella University have been proven to help successfully launch workers into this field.

Family Therapy Common Job Tasks
  • interviewing identified patient
  • meeting with rest of family
  • preparing cases for supervisory sessions
  • conferring with colleagues
  • starting new groups
  • counseling couples
  • doing premarital counseling
  • doing play therapy with children
  • doing motivational speaking at various functions
  • writing notes on clients for files
Popular Journals & Magazines Family Therapy Organizations Related Professions Currently in Demand
  • Educational Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Counselor
  • Vocational Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Psychologist
Top Cities for Family Therapy
  • Haverhill
  • Wichita Falls
  • San Angelo
  • Cumberland
  • Abilene
  • Prescott
  • Pascagoula
  • Battle Creek
  • Scranton
  • Gadsden
Top States for Family Therapy
  • Kansas
  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • California
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Mexico
  • Idaho
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Connecticut
Common Family Therapy Degree Program Names
  • BA in Medical and Health Studies
  • BA in Mental Health Services
  • Bachelor of Clinical Pastoral Counseling
  • MS in Community Health Services
  • Master of Genetic Counseling
  • Bachelor of Marriage and Family Counseling
  • AA in Medical Social Work
  • Bachelors in Mental Health Counseling
  • AA in Mental Health Services
  • BA in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Common Family Therapy Course Titles
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Human Sexuality
  • Schools of Family Therapy
  • Couples and Family Counseling
  • Ethics in Counseling
  • Theories in Counseling Families and Individuals
  • Social and Cultural Competencies for Counselors
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology
  • Human Growth and Development

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