Background Antioch University Seattle’s Master of Arts degree in Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) provides students with the training and clinical experience necessary to become licensed as Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) in Washington State. Our students develop the knowledge, skills, self-awareness, and clinical competencies as marriage and family therapists (MFTs) in alignment with professional and national standards to work with children and adults individually or as part of a relational system. Students graduate with the ability to provide ethical, skilled, socially just, and anti-racist couple and family therapy to a diverse array of clients.
Within the MA degree, students are able to specialize in one of several cutting edge fields—art therapy, drama therapy, or dance movement therapy—and/or to obtain certifications in coveted areas such as play therapy, sex therapy, sexuality education, and addiction studies. Values of ethical practice, social responsibility, anti-racism, and cultural diversity are central parts of the CFT curricula, and students receive a balance of traditional and contemporary perspectives in the MFT field.
The CFT Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), and Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Intentional, dynamic integration of theory and practice is a hallmark of an Antioch education, as is our emphasis on multicultural counseling, ethical practice, and social responsibility. Our learning experience incorporates cultural responsiveness and social responsibility, giving AUS an edge over other graduate schools in psychology. Antioch is committed to educating students to become informed, effective practitioners and change agents in a diverse world. To learn more about our unique history and student-centered educational philosophy, visit www.antiochseattle.edu.
Antioch University Seattle Teaching Faculty members engage in teaching, student support, and university service. The successful applicant will teach graduate courses and supervise students’ clinical training. This position is full-time (100% FTE), with a 12-month service period, including 3 months of professional leave following the first full year of employment.
Additional responsibilities for this position include:
Teach a total of 24 quarter-credits per year. Course assignments will be made on an annual basis in consultation with the CFT Chair in light of specific individual and program needs
Advise up to 15 students in the CFT program, including the assessment of academic progress and assistance with arrangements for non-curricular resources (internships, independent studies, etc.), help with other aspects of the students’ relationship with the educational environment at the University, and completion of final reviews related to graduation
Conduct admission interviews with applicants and make recommendations regarding admissions decisions in individual cases; follow up with situations involving conditional admissions which require additional monitoring
Participate in all scheduled department, faculty, and program meetings and retreats to discuss implementation of policy and procedures, development of strategic objectives and directions, and topics in teaching/advising, student standards, adjunct faculty relations, accreditation, and curriculum development
Serve on University special committees, task forces, and campus-wide faculty leadership; attend all-community events
Serve as Teaching Liaison for various content areas in the CFT Program curriculum to ensure quality of teaching and assist in problem resolution. Liaison activities may include recruiting adjunct faculty in the specified content areas, consulting on syllabus development, monitoring mid-quarter and final course evaluations, providing feedback to adjunct faculty about quality of teaching, and providing consultation for problematic student situations
Participate in activities for professional development (conferences, seminars, workshops, courses) as relevant to areas of special expertise and interest
Actively engage in the clinical practice and/or supervision of therapy as a licensed clinician in the State of Washington, or as a similarly state licensed or certified clinician
Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university (required);
AAMFT Approved Supervisor or AAMFT Supervisor in Training;
Identify professionally primarily as a Marriage and Family Therapist, as demonstrated by adopting the AAMFT Code of Ethics as a guide for professional conduct and membership in systemically-oriented organizations, including AAMFT, and/or demonstrating relational identities in work or other environments;
Licensed or license-eligible as a marriage and family therapist in Washington State;
An academic background appropriate to a program committed to progressive education, diversity, social justice and community engagement;
Prior teaching experience at the university level, preferably with an adult student population;
Commitment to anti-racist principles in teaching and clinical work with demonstrated ability to incorporate those principles into teaching, supervision, course development, and research.
The ideal candidate will have:
Ability to complement and build on existing strengths within the department and will be eager to interact with students and faculty from the broader Antioch community;
Commitment to and proven history of incorporating social justice and multicultural frameworks in teaching, clinical work, and research;
Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
couple and family therapy research and assessment;
social justice theories pertaining to systemic therapy;
research and/or clinical work with a focus on social justice and multicultural issues, human sexuality and/or sex therapy, or abusive systems;
online or low-residency instruction experience;
competency-based assessment experience;
interest or experience in experiential education and remote learning pedagogical methods;
interest and/or experience in training supervisors.
Equivalent education/experience may substitute for minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
This is a full-time, exempt position. This position is eligible for employment benefits including health care, life insurance, retirement benefits, and others through Antioch University.
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Curriculum Vita (CV)
Names, addresses (including email addresses) and telephone numbers of three references. References will not be contacted without prior approval of the candidate.
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Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, family status, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.
Internal Number: CFT F1Y
About Antioch University Seattle
Founded in 1852, our first president – politician, abolitionist, and education reformer – Horace Mann, sought to build an Antioch whose education inspired students to seek a more socially just world. Today’s Antioch remains firmly committed to nonsectarian, co-educational pathways to innovation and progress – as originally intended.
In the 1920s, President Arthur E. Morgan advanced the Antioch method of empowerment further through the introduction of a structured curriculum of co-op learning – education in tandem with practice, in the community. Recognizable today in higher education as their new “Experiential Learning” programs. Here at Antioch, it’s long been integrated into every study as a critical learning structure.
In fact, educating to fuel positive, progressive change in the world encompasses all of Antioch’s methods, goals, and attitudes. A mission still inspires our intentional outreach to underserved communities with more effective and accessible methods of learning. We meet students where they are and measure success based on personal growth. By removing the traditional barriers to learning – we continue making a real difference.
As a result, Antioch alumni em...erge unafraid to promote innovation in any discipline, conscious of context, and rooted in common dialogue. To us, doing nothing is not an option.
Antioch University spans coast-to-coast with campus, online, and low-residency locations, sharing progressive values aligned in a mutual mission to educate the next generation of those determined to win victories for humanity.