Marriage and 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.

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Indiana Average Salary $48,670.00
Average Time to Fill 45 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 993
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 24.37 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Decision-making
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Integrity
Customer Service
Problem-solving
Organization
Conflict Management
Professionalism
Work Ethic
Intellectual Risk-taking
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise individuals regarding marriage
Counsel clients or patients regarding substance abuse issues
Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues or problems
Advise individuals regarding financial matters
Help clients get needed services or resources
Counsel people regarding grief situations
Advise others on social matters
Refer patients or clients to community services or resources
Advise others on psychological, social services, or mental health issues


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

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Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Crisis Intervention
Social Work License
Supervisory Skills
Insurance Sales
Psychotherapy
Group Therapy
Board Certified Behavior Analyst


Related Licensing Requirements


Marriage & Family Associate (18-0000000080)

IC 25-23.6-8-1.5 Application for marriage and family therapist associate license; requirements Sec. 1.5. An individual who applies for a license as a marriage and family therapist associate must meet the following requirements: (1) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual has: (A) received a master's or doctor's degree in marriage and family therapy, or in a related area as determined by the board from an institution of higher education that meets the requirements under section 2.1(a)(1) of this chapter or from a foreign school that has a program of study that meets the requirements under section 2.1(a)(2) or 2.1(a)(3) of this chapter; and (B) completed the educational requirements under section 2.5 of this chapter. (2) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual does not have a conviction for a crime that has a direct bearing on the individual's ability to practice competently. (3) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual has not been the subject of a disciplinary action by a licensing or certification agency of another state or jurisdiction on the grounds that the individual was not able to practice as a marriage and family therapist associate without endangering the public. (4) Pay the fee established by the board. (5) Pass an examination provided by the board. As added by P.L.134-2008, SEC.40.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (3172342064)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm

Marriage and Family Therapist (18-0000000007)

Applicants must meet the following requirements for each certificate: Complete an application and pay all application and exam fees. Have completed at least a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), or a master's degree in a related field as determined by the Board. Have three (3) years of supervised clinical experience in the field of marriage and family therapy, subject to specific requirements. Pass the board-administered exam.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (3172342064)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm

Temporary Marriage & Family Therapist Permit (18-0000000082)

IC 25-23.6-8-1.5 Application for marriage and family therapist associate license; requirements Sec. 1.5. An individual who applies for a license as a marriage and family therapist associate must meet the following requirements: (1) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual has: (A) received a master's or doctor's degree in marriage and family therapy, or in a related area as determined by the board from an institution of higher education that meets the requirements under section 2.1(a)(1) of this chapter or from a foreign school that has a program of study that meets the requirements under section 2.1(a)(2) or 2.1(a)(3) of this chapter; and (B) completed the educational requirements under section 2.5 of this chapter. (2) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual does not have a conviction for a crime that has a direct bearing on the individual's ability to practice competently. (3) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the individual has not been the subject of a disciplinary action by a licensing or certification agency of another state or jurisdiction on the grounds that the individual was not able to practice as a marriage and family therapist associate without endangering the public. (4) Pay the fee established by the board. (5) Pass an examination provided by the board.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (3172342064)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm


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