College of Arts and Sciences

Counseling Concentration in Child/Family Therapy

About the Concentration

Many families today have a family member—child or adult—with mental health needs. Studies estimate that about 20 percent of children today have some type of mental health need. Arcadia’s specialty in the area of Child and Family Therapy recognizes the simultaneous mental health needs of parents, families and children, and the impact of child on family or family on child.

Counselors are needed who are trained specifically to treat children, adolescents and their families. Courses focus on child and family mental health, including psycho¬pathology and treatment strategies, as well as adolescent, couples and family therapy.

Degree Requirements