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Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

Welcome to the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling webpage! If you have an interest in working with couples and families, read on!

The master's degree in counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling is designed to prepare counselors to work clinically with couples and families in various settings. Emphasis is placed on systems thinking and theory, interpersonal relationships, knowledge acquisition and competent skill application to a diverse population of couples and families. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible for licensure in the state of Illinois as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Supervised post-master's degree clinical experience is required for licensure as Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor or as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Illinois. For additional licensure information, refer to http://www.idfpr.com/DPRdefault.asp.

Students enrolled in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program have the unique opportunity to participate in live supervision experiences while completing a practicum in the University's Clinical Center. Reflecting Teams are utilized to enhance student learning and skill development. If you would like additional information about the program, or if you have specific questions, please email Dr. Daniel P. Hall at daniel.hall@siu.edu.