# CTE Resource Center - Career Planning Guide - Marriage and Family Therapist

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Marriage and Family Therapist

Apply family systems theory, principles, and techniques to individuals, families, and couples to resolve emotional conflicts. In doing so, they modify people?s perceptions and behaviors, enhance communication and understanding among family members, and help to prevent family and individual crises. Marriage and family therapists also may engage in psychotherapy of a nonmedical nature, make appropriate referrals to psychiatric resources, perform research, and teach courses about human development and interpersonal relationships.

    Postsecondary Preparations

  • Master's degree
  • Ph.D.