• Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Human Services
  • Marriage and family therapists diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage and family systems.

    What do they typically do

    • Ask questions that help clients identify their feelings and behaviors
    • Counsel clients on concerns, such as unsatisfactory relationships, divorce and separation, child rearing, home management, and financial difficulties
    • Encourage individuals and family members to develop and use skills and strategies to handle their problems in a constructive way
    • Maintain case files that include activities, progress notes, evaluations, and recommendations
    • Develop and implement individualized treatment plans to address family relationship problems, destructive patterns of behavior, and other personal issues
    • Collect information about clients using techniques such as testing, interviewing, discussion, and observation
    • Confer with clients to develop plans for posttreatment activities
    • Confer with other counselors, doctors, and professionals to analyze individual cases and to coordinate counseling services

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