Campbellsville University’s Phillips Graduate Institute’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program prepares students to enter a wide variety of mental health careers. Aside from the obvious opportunities, it affords students to work in marriage counseling and couple’s therapy, the coursework included in this innovative program allows graduates to consider many peripheral positions.
Your Master’s Degree Prepares You for More than Marriage Counseling
With a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute, you may go on to work in addiction counseling, mental wellness counseling, or as a child and family advocate for the court system. You might find yourself drawn to troubled teens or working in a community outreach service for disabled adults. Your master’s degree could qualify you to become a military personnel counselor, working with traumatized veterans, or the employee assistance program counselor who helps workers navigate difficult life changes at a large corporation.
Wherever people need help with feelings and emotions, the training and academic credentials you earned at Phillips Graduate Institute make you an excellent applicant for the position.
Many New Mental Health Careers Have Been Created by the Pandemic
With the recent public health crisis, the need for trained and qualified mental health professionals is at an all-time high. New jobs in telehealth are opening up every day, and there’s more need for mental health advocates today than ever before. Your master’s degree bumps you to the front of the line for many of these positions, whether it’s counseling walk-in clients in a private room of a local pharmacy or checking in with elderly, homebound clients via phone or internet.
Your Chance to Be Part of the Cure
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it more than just an infectious disease. It also triggered widespread, offshoot issues related to isolation, fear, and feelings of helplessness, including:
- Increases in domestic violence
- Increases in child abuse
- Social anxiety
- Chronic stress
The National Library of Medicine has even predicted spikes in suicidal deaths in the months during and following the pandemic, with COVID-19 survivors at high risk.
As a graduate of PGI, you’re in a position to help alleviate the emotional pain caused by the COVID-19 health crisis. Even more important than the wealth of career opportunities available to you, is the chance to be a part of the cure. So many have suffered terribly in the wake of this crisis. As a recent graduate from the MFT program at PGI, you now have the tools to help them find relief.
It’s a big, troubled world we live in today, and the field is wide open. What will you do with your master’s degree in marriage and family therapy?