In the Disney Pixar movie Inside Out, one of the main themes is that sometimes sadness is a necessary emotion to get to joy. Similarly, a study by Gloria Luong indicates that awareness of the value of negative emotions can limit their detrimental effects.
State-of-the art training in human development from a lifespan and ecological perspective, and research skills to conduct both basic and applied research on human development that affect the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities.
Our Marriage & Family Therapy program, accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Marriage & Family Therapy Education, provides a specific professional curriculum that prepares graduates for licensure as Couple and Family Therapists.
This specialization prepares students for a variety of careers, from applied work as a child life specialist or in the human services to contributing to the knowledge base as a researcher or policy analyst.