Educational Programs

Couple and Family Therapy Courses:

The educational program currently offers courses in marital and family therapy or marital and family studies which can be attended for CEUs or can lead to Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) degrees through the Graduate Theological Foundation(see the Hiebert Institute). All of the following courses are available online:
HI 773 Premarital Counseling - Instructor: William Hiebert
HI 774 Introduction to Marriage Counseling - Instructor: William Hiebert
HI 775 The Self in Marriage - Instructor: William Hiebert
HI 776 Communications & Marital Interactions - Instructor: William Hiebert
HI 777 Divorce: A Predictable Crisis - Instructor: William Hiebert
HI 886 – Skills in Couple Counseling - Instructor: Derek Ball
HI 892 Preparing for the MFT Exam - Instructor: William Hiebert

Individual Tapes…not part of any class

Structural Initial Interview (SII) Tape - Derek Ball
Marital Patterns: LDS Social Services Tape
Seven marital patterns shown in couples at LDS Social Services in Utah.
DSM-V and the ICD-10 for Marriage and Family Therapists
Presenter: Daniel Stillwell
Contact the office for information on registering and accessing the online courses: 1-309/786-4491 or marfamcslg@aol.com

Continuing Education Units (CE unites)

All workshops are offered for CEUs (Continuing Education Units). Marriage and Family Counseling Service is an Approved Continuing Education Sponsor for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPCs), and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs).

Workshops:

One-day continuing education workshops are frequently offered for local professionals. Check the Events Calendar to find a listing of upcoming workshops. All workshops are offered for CEUs (Continuing Education Units) Marriage and Family Counseling Service is an Approved Continuing Education Sponsor for LCSWs, LMHCs, LCPCs, and LMFTs.

Residency Program:

MFCS also offers one full-time twelve month residency in couple and family therapy. Applicants must have at least a master's degree, or its equivalence, in marital and family therapy. The residency carries a stipend of $18,500 plus benefits. The residency begins on or around August 1 of each year.

The deadline for Resident/Intern applications is March 15 for the upcoming fall. The application can be downloaded (see Intern Application) and mailed.

Other Educational Programs

TransParenting
TransParenting is a program for separating and divorcing couples with minor children in the home. For more information and schedule, Click Here.

Anger Management
Anger Management classes are offered occasionally for individuals who have been referred to the agency for these classes. Call the office for more information, 309/786-4491.

Parenting 1 to 5 Year Olds and 6 to 12 Year Olds-- Español (Spanish)
The Spanish Family Therapy Program offers a variety of classes for Spanish speaking parents and individuals. For information in Spanish on the regular programs, Click Here. Spanish Parenting Classes for 1 to 5 Year Olds and 6 to 12 Year Olds are offered throughout the year at different locations. Call the office for information on the next offering and location, 309/786-4491.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
All workshops and courses are offered for Continuing Education units. Marriage and Family Counseling Service is an Approved Continuing Education Sponsor for several different licensed professionals in both Illinois and California as follows:

  • Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Workers, #159-000295
  • Illinois Marriage and Family Therapists, #0168-00011
  • California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, #PCE5572
  • California Licensed Clinicial Social Works, #PCE5572
  • California Licensed Educational Psychologists, #PCE5572
  • California Licensed Professional Clinicial Counselors, #PCE5572