Medical Family Therapy Program

Medical Family Therapy Program

The Medical Family Therapy Program offers both a master and doctoral degree program. The department is unique in that it is attentive not only to understanding the development of individuals through the life cycle, but also to fostering sensitivity to the family and other social contexts in which people live, learn and work.

Program Director: Craig W. Smith, PhD

Our Mission

The mission of the Medical Family Therapy Program is to train marriage and family therapists who are engaged in service to individuals, couples, families, and the community. Through a scholarly and reflective process, we are involved in the development of professional clinicians who understand and recognize the primacy and importance of scientific inquiry, diversity, and social justice; who respect and accept multiple perspectives; who strive to practice in a collaborative engagement with other professionals and the community.


The Medical Family Therapy Doctoral Program at Saint Louis University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 112 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703.838.9808.

In accordance with the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Recognition Standard 12B and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) policies, programs must publish their Student Achievement Criteria (SAC). To review such data for Saint Louis University Medical Family Therapy Program, please go to the COAMFTE Criteria Page.

For information concerning the program's faculty, student and supervisor composition, progress and accomplishments please CLICK HERE

Program Description
How to Apply
Learning Outcomes
Student Resources
M.A. Degrees
Ph.D. Degree
Med FT Graduate Assistantship
Center for Counseling & Brain Science
Relationships & Brain Sciences Research Laboratory

Annual Reports


Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Medical Family Therapy Program 
Morrissey Hall, Suite 1101
3700 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108


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