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IACSTE logoInternational Accreditation Commission for Systemic Therapy Education (IACSTE)

 

Accredited IACSTE Programs
1 November 2018

Appalachian State University (Master program)  - Boone, NC, USA 1a

Bilgi University (Masters in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy) - Istanbul, Turkey 1b

Centro Privado de Psicoterapias (CPP)  (Advanced Family Therapy Program) - Buenos Aires, Argentina 1b

Evangelical Theological Seminary (the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Program) - Myerstown, PA, USA3b

Hope International University (Master program) - Fullerton, CA, USA 1a

Northcentral University (Master and Doctoral programs) – Scottsdale, AZ, USA 1a

Ozyegin University
(Couple and Family Therapy Program, Masters, Non-thesis, Tier 1) 3b       
(Couple & Family Therapy Program, Masters, Thesis, Tier 2)3a
- Istanbul, Turkey

Pan African Christian University (Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy) – Nairobi, Kenya 1b 

Sino-American Family Therapy Institute (the Post-Degree Certificate program in Couples, Marriage and Family Therapy program) - Shanghai, China 3b

•  University of Louisiana - Monroe (the Masters of Arts and Doctoral Programs in Marriage and Family Therapy) - Monroe, LA, USA3b

University of Massachusetts – Boston (Master program), - Boston, MA, USA 1a

University of Minnesota (Doctoral program) - St. Paul, MN, USA 1a

University of San Diego – (Master program) - San Diego, CA, USA 1a

Program Accreditation Basis

1a  Based on 2015 Standards

In this category are programs that seek IACSTE accreditation based on the fact that they already have met or exceeded the standards set by IACSTE in the process of meeting the standards of other accrediting bodies such as Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) or Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

1b Based on 2015 Standards

In this category are programs that seek IACSTE accreditation based on the fact that in many countries around the world there are few other opportunities to demonstrate competency as a training program through national accreditation.

3.  Based on January 1, 2017 Standards

3a  Tier 1 Accredited Institutions or Programs

 Tier 1 Accreditation is based on the demonstration that a program meets the minimum or basic standards set forth by the International Commission for Systemic Therapy Education (IACSTE). Programs desiring to apply for recognition at this level should go to Tier 1 Application,

3b  Tier 2 Accredited Institutions or Programs
 
Tier 2 Accreditation is based on the demonstration that a program meets more advanced standards as set forth by the International Commission for Systemic Therapy Education (IACSTE)

All programs accredited by IACSTE must demonstrate compliance with the IACSTE standards and continued student and faculty achievement of program specific goals. IACSTE accreditation serves a variety of roles including providing a structure for continuous self-evaluation, peer review, and quality assurance on the part of programs.  For students, IACSTE accreditation serves as a safe and reasonable basis for the evaluation and selection of an educational program. IACSTE standards require that, among other standards, accredited programs are grounded in systemic thinking, include an understanding and respect for diversity, and incorporate current Professional Marriage and Family Therapy Principles into course curricula.