Introduction and Overview

  • Purpose of MFT: spread more support for marriages in the community via natural confidants
  • Goals of the training
  • MFR Role: friend, family member, not therapist; support, not solve the problem for someone
  • Different from lay counselor, mentor who talks to strangers
  • Almost always one to one
  • Both small and large issues
  • Basic course often not enough, so emphasize the availability of bonus material and follow ups
  • Mention the availability of certification
  • The introductory material you need to know.