Opt a career in Marriage and Family Therapy

No marriage or couple is perfect.

Marriage Therapy. Couple Talking to Counselor

Even the family relationships have various kinds of problems.Gone are the days of traditional and joint families. There are different challenges from small families, nuclear families, single parent families, and families with same-sex parents.

Some common issues may be about financial arrangements, infidelity, jealousy, disagreements, child birth, child care, household responsibilities, separate career paths, career ambitions etc. This leads to stress, tension, domestic violence, substance abuse, mental illness, teenage rebellion and more.

Marriage and family therapists help enhance communication and understanding among family members in order to remedy such problems as alcohol and drug abuse or marital stress.

Treatment usually takes place over the course of anywhere from 12 to 50 sessions and combines individual and family therapy. Marriage and family therapists work at mental health centers, hospitals, treatment centers, government departments and postsecondary institutions. They deal with clients who suffer from severe familial conflicts, so the job is stressful and demanding. Some therapists travel to patient homes to administer treatment.

Key skills for marriage and family therapists include good listening and people skills, compassion, the ability to think critically and solve problems and computer skills, like proficiency with medical software, such as SOS Case Manager and Anasazi Software Client Data System.

Educational Qualifications: Graduation / Post Graduation in Psychology with Diploma in Psychotherapy / Family Counseling

Expected Salary Range Per Annum: Rs. 200,000 to Rs. 15,00,000

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