U.S. News & World Report Names Marriage & Family Therapy, a Career Program Offered At Touro University Worldwide, As One of its Best Careers of 2011

Mar 31, 2011, 08:30 ET from Touro University Worldwide

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Touro University Worldwide (TUW) continues to receive a steady stream of new students interested in pursuing a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy – a career that U.S. News & World Report recently recognized as one of the best of 2011.

"This comes as no surprise to us because Marriage and Family Therapy is an exceptional psychotherapy career," said Dr. Bernard Luskin, chief executive officer and senior provost of TUW. "Our program offering in this field serves mid-level professionals with life responsibilities and who want to have careers that make a difference."

According to U.S. News & World Report, Marriage and Family Therapy careers will have strong growth over the next decade, a prediction the Department of Labor concurs with in estimating that employment in family therapy will rise 14 percent from 2008 to 2018.

"As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I've monitored the growth of this profession during the last twenty years," said Dr. Luskin. "We researched and verified the popularity and the need for such a program and decided to offer it to our students."

TUW offers flexible online courses, small classes, personal attention and learning spearheaded by professors who have many years of professional experience in their subject matter areas. The graduate degree programs are designed to enhance professional development for career advancement.

"It is important for students to be able to apply their education to everyday life," said Dr. Luskin. "This is a major reason TUW employs many scholar practitioners as faculty. The future will clearly have a central focus on couples and the family."

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About Touro University Worldwide:

Founded in 1971, Touro College and University System has experienced significant growth and educates more than 18,000 students at locations in New York, California, Florida, Nevada, Jerusalem, Moscow, Berlin and Paris. An accredited, non-profit university established in 2008, Touro University Worldwide offers fully online Masters' Degrees in Business, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Media & Communication Psychology and Professional Psychology including Marriage, Family Therapy, and Pastoral Counseling. For more information, visit: www.TouroW.edu.

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