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Our mission is to graduate ethical, competent, and biblically informed marriage and family therapists to go as God's servants to a world of diverse communities in their journey toward biopsychosocial spiritual and relational well-being.


  • Our M.A. MFT program meets all educational requirements for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). 
  • Accreditation by COAMFTE assures students they are receiving the highest quality, most up-to-date education possible. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the COAMFTE website.
  • The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy and is the parent organization of COAMFTE. 
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  • Our M.A. MFT program is also accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and meets all MFT licensure requirements for the state of California, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code (BPC) §4980.36, for students who began graduate studies on or after August 1, 2012. 
  • For more information on the California state licensure process, please visit the BBS website.

Program Accreditation

Bethel's Marital and Family Therapy Program is accreditated by the Commision on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

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