Career Pathways for Marital & Family Therapy

Pathways to Careers in Marital and Family Therapy Loyola Marymount University's Marital and Family Therapy Graduate Department offers students an innovative program that leads to a Master of Arts in Marital and Family Therapy with specialized training in Clinical Art Therapy. The Department has expanded the program's commitment to service with the creation of The Helen B. Landgarten Art Therapy Clinic, while our Art Therapy in Mexico summer program has expanded the department's commitment to interculturalism.

Students are trained to integrate their visual art backgrounds with psychotherapeutic skills as they work with a variety of clients, including children, adolescents, adults and families. The training fully prepares students to become practicing marital and family therapists committed to utilizing art processes in their work as psychotherapists.

  • What the MFT Program Offers
    • Integrated art therapy training within a family systems orientation informed by a psychodynamic perspective.
    • Small classes where individualized approaches to learning are encouraged.
    • A multicultural focus throughout the curriculum.
    • Maintained practicum sites creating a network of diverse, well-respected training facilities.
    • The center of a network of successful alumni in positions of leadership in both clinical and educational institutions.
    • Provides graduates with academic requirements for California state licensure (MFT) and registration by the American Art Therapy Association (ATR).
    • Approved by the American Art Therapy Association with a long history of leadership in art therapy education.
  • Career Options
    • Careers in Community Mental Health (including outpatient and IOP)
      • Clinician
      • Supervisor
      • Clinical coordinator
    • Careers in Hospitals and Residential Treatment Centers (including shelters and substance abuse)
      • Clinician
      • Supervisor
      • Clinical coordinator
    • Careers in Non-Traditional Clinical Settings (including community and senior centers)
      • Clinician
      • Supervisor
      • Clinical coordinator
    • Careers in Employee Assistance Programs
    • Careers in Schools (K-12)
      • Counselor
      • Supervisor
      • Clinical Services Coordinator
    • Careers in Higher Education
      • Supervisor
      • Instructor
      • Professor / Researcher
    • Careers in Private Practice
      • Clinician
      • Consultant
      • Clinical supervisor
    • Careers as Clinically Informed Artists, Writers and Scholars

The Office of Career & Professional Development (CPD), located in Von der Ahe 135, provides a wide range of career counseling services, information on internships and employment opportunities. Contact CPD for more information.