1. Admission to Treatment: Identify systemic clinical concerns based on both client presentations as well as consider issues like trauma, crises, and substance abuse as motivators to begin marriage and family therapy treatment.  
  2. Clinical Assessment & Diagnosis: Utilize a relational understanding of psychopathalogical and incorporate relational assessment to develop an accurate diagnostic framework upon which to base marriage and family therapy treatment.
  3. Treatment Planning & Case Management: Develop evidence-based treatment plans tailored to address client concerns as well as incorporate clinical assessment and diagnosis in marriage and family therapy treatment.
  4. Interventions: Evaluate a variety of foundational and contemporary family theories and therapy models and interventions. 
  5. Legal and Ethical Issues and Standards: Apply current laws and ethical issues affecting marriage and family therapists.
  6. Research and Program Evaluation: Apply knowledge of research, evidence-based treatments, and basic strategies for evaluating research relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapy.
  7. Christian Faith Integration: Apply worldview framework and its application to the practice of marriage and family therapy.
  8. Counselor Preparation: Integrate foundational and contemporary models of counseling into treatment plans and case conceptualization.