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Alabama Family Therapy Education

If you are thinking about becoming working in the family therapy market in Alabama, you're going to need to acquire the proper education. This can be tricky, with so many different types of schools these days it's sometimes hard to understand what you are looking at and what is required. There are an abundance of ways that you can begin to achieve your goal of becoming a therapist.

A good place to start working on your education is to look into what the requirements are for having a license in the state of Alabama. The first place to start in your education will be to achieve a Marriage and Family Therapy degree; on top of that, the state requires that you work under a supervisor for the first two years after completing your degree. These are by far not the only requirements that you will need to meet but just a couple to give you an example. The American Association for Marriage and Family Values shows there are five universities in the state of Alabama that offer programs in the Marriage and Family Therapy track.

Auburn University has a Master of Science degree that has an option in marriage and Family therapy. Their program is highly competitive and has some serious requirements for admittance, this would be an example of an advanced program, for someone who is ready for the Master level coursework and has completed graduate level education. There are however options for you if you’re just getting started.

You can even start at the community college level and work your way up from there. Just make sure that if you plan to do this that you are double-checking with the university that you plan to attend because not all universities are created equal, so you will have to make sure that you are doing what the university you want to attend requires for acceptance. Often talking to a councilor at the school, you are attending or the admittance councilor at the school you want to attend can make a big difference, you don’t want to end up taking courses you don’t need.

There are also options when it comes to taking your courses online, many community colleges and universities these days will offer their courses through the internet,  this will make it easier on students who are trying to hold down full time jobs as well. The big catch to this situation is to make sure that what you are going to is accredited, as long as you are doing your research and watching out for deals that won’t work for you you’ll be making steps in the right direction when it comes to furthering your career desires.

Also, make sure to talk to the finical aid department at any school you plan to attend, though you may not qualify, because not every one dose, it never hurts to discuss this with the people that are available to provide you with the information. For those who do happen to qualify for financial aid, it can be a big help.