The field of marriage and family therapy has been steadily growing since it's informal introduction in the 1940's. However, marriage and family therapy has gained increasing traction over the last two decades as many more Americans are able to relate to MFTs' no-nonsense, practical approach toward addressing mental illnesses and individual, couple and family issues.
Over 98 percent of clients of marriage and family therapists report therapy services as good or excellent - (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
Marriage and family therapy programs, both online and campus-based, are providing students with a fundamental, conceptual knowledge of family system dynamics, mental illnesses, chemical dependency, and issues associated with aging. In addition, Marriage and family therapy degree programs equip students with a comprehensive toolbox of therapy methodolgies to quickly address and treat any and all of the previously listed issues.