Only Accredited CFT Program in the State
UNLV has the only couple and family therapy (CFT) program in the State of Nevada that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy. Accreditation places us in the top ranks of all marriage and family therapy programs nationally, with faculty scholarship and research productivity higher than the national average. Our faculty members have published more than 21 books on new therapies and techniques, which benefit couples and families all across the country.
Benefits to the Community
Our program not only makes significant contributions nationally, but also to the community and the State of Nevada. Each therapist-in-training must provide at least 500 hours of therapy through the on-campus clinic and a community-based internship. With national private practice fees around $80 per hour, each new class of ours, which averages 12 students, contributes approximately half a million dollars of therapy to the community during the course of their program.
These services are being offered to clients who could not afford to pay private practice fees or do not have insurance to cover mental health. Nevada ranks near the top of the nation with mental health problems such as divorce, yet ranks lowest in funding for mental health. Even those who seek and can afford these services may not be able to find help due to the mental health crisis that is universally accepted as a fact in our state.