Marriage and Family Therapy
Dyane Watson, Chair and Interim Director of Doctoral Programs
Tracey Reichert Schimpff, Master’s Program Director
Deborah Coolhart, Thom deLara, Linda Stone Fish, Lastenia Francis, Tracey Reichert Schimpff, Dyane Watson
Rebecca Berard - Internship Coordinator (Online)
Beth Ciciarelli - Administrative Assistant
Anne Metzger-Wormuth - Office Coordinator
Tyler Sliker - Internship Coordinator (Residential)
The Department of Marriage and Family Therapy offers Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in marriage and family therapy. Students gain a solid knowledge of marriage and family therapy theory and techniques. Residential students receive extensive hands-on training, both at the Couple and Family Therapy Center, a clinical training and research facility, and at local community sites. Online master’s students obtain their hands-on training in their local community. The faculty seeks to promote the advancement of the practice and profession of marriage and family therapy through scholarly research, education, training, and clinical practice.
The department also offers a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Trauma-Informed Practice and Child Therapy. The CAS in Trauma-Informed Practice is structured for clinicians, mental health professionals, and practitioners from allied disciplines to expand their knowledge and skills in the field of trauma response and intervention. Trauma-informed practice is based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers of trauma survivors that traditional service delivery approaches may exacerbate so that these services and programs can be more supportive and avoid re-traumatization.
The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Child Therapy is available for graduate students, clinicians, mental health professionals, and practitioners from allied disciplines who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in clinical practice with children and their families or care-givers.
The department is housed with the Couple and Family Therapy Center, a clinical training and research site at Peck Hall, 601 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse. The center is equipped for live and digitally recorded supervision. Individual, group, couple, and family therapy are offered to members of the Syracuse community by marriage and family therapy graduate students under the supervision of the clinical faculty who operate from a family systems perspective.
ProgramsMaster’sDoctorateCertificate of Advanced Study