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Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Family Therapy.

Our department is proud to be transparent about our values of inclusion and affirmative practices on all levels of education and training. Students, staff, and faculty, are committed to a collaborative and non-competitive learning environment where we embrace diverse ideas and cultures. With our B.S. program in Human Development and Family Studies, our M.S. Program in Family Therapy, (accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education, COAMFTE), our innovative Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT), and our Ph.D. in Family Therapy (also accredited by the COAMFTE), our faculty focus on systemic and relational concepts as we train students to become leaders in the field. Graduate students have the opportunity to work in a live supervised, state of the art, on-site community clinic then pursue off-site experiences with our community partners. Our renowned faculty are active in the field of family therapy as researchers, authors, presenters, trainers, and work diligently to train students to work with individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations, and other systems. Our department also houses a unique certificate in Solution Focused Coaching as well as concentrations in Medical Family Therapy and Equine Assisted Therapy in addition to coursework in Military Families, Infant Mental Health, and much more.

Fariha NiaziFariha Niazi, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC
Interim Chair / Assistant Professor
Department of Family Therapy
NSU College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
(954) 262-8212 

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