Marriage and Family Therapists

Marriage and Family Therapists

Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

Key Competencies * Concern for Others * Integrity * Stress Tolerance * Cooperation * Dependability * Self Control * Persistence * Initiative * Adaptability/Flexibility * Independence

Representative Tasks * Ask questions that will help clients identify their feelings and behaviors. * Counsel clients on concerns, such as unsatisfactory relationships, divorce and separation, child rearing, home management, or financial difficulties. * Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies for confronting their problems in a constructive manner.


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