Marriage & 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.
Also called: Clinical Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Therapist

Knowledge:

    Health
  • therapy and counseling
  • medicine and dentistry
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly know what you are looking at

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Anasazi Software Client Data System
  • Blueberry Harbor Software Clinical Record Keeper
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    master's degree
    certificate after master's
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