Program Director: Jackie Williams-Reade, PhD, LMFT
2011 – Ph.D., Medical Family Therapy | East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
2005 – M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy | Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
Contact Info: email@example.com | (909) 558-4547 x47025
The Medical Family Therapy Program is consistent with Loma Linda University’s vision of transforming lives through whole person health care. The mission of the program is to support health, healing, and relational wholeness through education, research, clinical training, and community service. The Medical Family Therapy Program accomplishes this through addressing relational concerns, spiritual beliefs and practices, contextual elements such as socioeconomic status and ethnicity, and disease and healing processes of patients and their families.
Medical Family Therapy Certificate
The Medical Family Therapy certificate is offered by the School of Behavioral Health through the Department of Counseling and Family Sciences. Through formalized didactic and clinical training, students learn to provide systemic therapeutic interventions to address the physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational needs of patients in medical settings. Through learning and applying a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach, students in the medical family therapy certificate program work as behavioral health interns in medical settings providing care to patients and family members dealing with chronic and critical illness, providing support to medical team members, and enhancing the whole patient system.
Applicants to the certificate program in Medical Family Therapy must meet the School of Behavioral Health admission requirements as outlined in the Loma Linda University Catalog and give evidence of academic ability, professional comportment and mature judgment. Additional admission requirements include:
*DMFT/PhD in MFT students are encouraged to apply for the certificate no later than the beginning of the second year of their doctoral studies.