Doctoral Programs, Internships & Postdoctoral Fellowships

Many clinical and counseling psychology programs teach Family Psychology courses, and several programs offer a Family Psychology concentration. At least ninety-one programs in clinical psychology offer practica in family therapy. Fifty-eight programs in clinical psychology have faculty who do family/family therapy research and so offer that opportunity to their students (Mayne, Norcross, & Sayette, 1994).

Doctoral programs that provide education and training include:

  • Programs with an emphasis: these programs feature strong inclusion of family psychology in the curriculum and provide clinical training in family psychology,
  • Programs with a track: these programs typically feature 3-4 courses in family psychology, often as a concentration, and
  • Programs with one or two required courses in couples or family psychology (Stanton, Harway, & Eaton, 2006).

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