We help students in their development as scholars of couple and family therapy and human development and family science. The program is guided by the scientist-practitioner model and considers relationships from a contextual, ecological/social determinants of health perspective.
- Build clinical skills in family therapy practice
- Gain research skills that focus on individuals, couples and families
- Develop quality teaching and clinical supervision skills
- Publish quantitative and qualitative research
- Work at the UGA ASPIRE Clinic, a unique, state-of-the-art interdisciplinary clinic serving the local community
- Faculty members have diverse clinical and research interests and are recognized at the national and international levels for their scholarly work
- Financial support is provided through graduate assistantships and travel to state, national and international conferences
- Faculty and students are engaged with international projects and collaborations
- Opportunity to work with leading HDFS scholars on nationally-funded research grants
- Exposure to multiple methodologies to approach social science research
- Certificates in quantitative and qualitative methods
- Emphasis on translational science and ecologically relevant implementation research with under-represented populations
Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in Marriage and Family Therapy can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal.