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Founded in 1764 by Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, St. Louis remains as vibrant as ever. Home to the 2011 World Series Champions - the St. Louis Cardinals, some of the biggest names in business and the world famous Anheuser Busch Brewery, St. Louis is a hub for people of all ages.

Many cultural attractions are located in the Greater St. Louis area, such as the Gateway Arch and the Delmar Loop. The city is also defined by music and the performing arts, especially its association with blues, jazz, and ragtime. St. Louis is home to the Saint Louis Symphony, the second-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States.
Unique city and regional cuisine includes toasted ravioli, gooey butter cake, provel cheese, the slinger, the Gerber sandwich, the St. Paul sandwich, and St. Louis style pizza. St. Louis boasts of a rich cultural diversity and has an excellent selection of ethnic restaurants. Forest Park, which hosts the Saint Louis Zoo, the MUNY, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Saint Louis History Museum, is just minutes away from SLU. Most of the attractions in St. Louis such as the zoo, The Muny and the Missouri Botanical gardens have free admission on most days. 

Student Resources

Program Information

Anti-Discrimination Policy

 The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) code of ethics states the following in regards to non-discrimination: 1.1 Non-Discrimination.

Marriage and family therapists provide professional assistance to persons without discrimination on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status.

We as a program embrace the spirit and letter of this non-discrimination policy. Therefore, the policies of our Medical Family Therapy program are likewise committed to the University policy of non-discrimination. Visit the website (https://www.slu.edu/general-counsel/institutional-equity-diversity/index.php) of the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity for information on Saint Louis University’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity policies.

Student Travel

Please note: The MFT Pre-Trip Request for Travel and Graduate Student Travel Request Form must be submitted to the program's Administrative Secretary before your trip; after your return, you must also submit your receipts to the Administrative Secretary. Students are responsible for getting all necessary paperwork to the GSA after the trip in order to obtain any financial assistance from them. Program reimbursement is contingent on student applying for GSA conference award. Student must submit copy of that application to administrative secretary before program reimbursement can be processed. 

Connecting at SLU

These pages give information about groups and activities on campus that support students of color, sexual and gender minority students, and activism for addressing climate change and feminism.

Additional Resources 

Training Opportunities

Students

Both master’s and doctoral students have a number of training and educational opportunities outside of the curriculum and clinical training in the program. Students get trained in CITI training (to serve on IRB studies), Learning Space (video software to record sessions), and Foliotek (to upload program-related documents and assignments). Additionally, students in the doctoral program receive training on electronic health records (EHR) upon entering the clinics to provide therapy services.

Faculty

Faculty (both core and adjunct) in the program have a number of opportunities for continuing education units for licensure, approved supervisor status and informing teaching/research/clinical skills in the program. Faculty are encouraged to engage in research, clinical and scholarship trainings at SLU.  Faculty are also required to be compliant with ethics, research and HIPPA training under the university requirements for online trainings.

Supervisors

Faculty and outside supervisors continue to seek seminars, workshops and other continuing education experiences to improve their supervision skills.  Supervisors are required to maintain their approved state and/or AAMFT approved supervision status.  Supervisors must either take the refresher course or online course provided by AAMFT to be active as an approved supervisor.

Links for Students, Faculty and Supervisors

AAMFT CE Courses
AAMFT Online Fundamentals of Supervision Course
IRB Mandatory Training for Research (CITI)

Training and Quality Assurance