The AAMFT has set forth competencies as a way to regulate and maintain quality and integrity of the marital and family therapy profession. Our program addresses these AAMFT core competencies through graduate level curriculum as a way to ensure we are teaching best practices.
Cal Lutheran's Marital and Family Therapy program meets all of the educational requirements set forth by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) is the state agency that regulates the practice of marital and family therapy. Our degree and curriculum are approved by the BBS, as described in the Business and Professions Code Section 4980.37, Section 4980.40, and Section 4980.41, as a qualifying program to provide the educational preparation for the marital and family therapy license.