Marriage and Family Therapy

Clinical Training

The Family Therapy Clinic (FTC) is a campus-based clinic providing sliding scale fees for individual, couples, family and group therapy services to Lubbock and surrounding communities.  The FTC helps to fill one of the major gaps in mental health service delivery; particularly for uninsured individuals and families.  The FTC also provides a rich training environment for Marriage & Family Therapy graduate students working toward licensure as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT).
FTC and MFT contributions include:

  • Conducting over 400 phone intakes and ~3,000-3,400 hours of clinical service a year; generating ~$42,000 in client fees.
  • Ongoing data collection from over 1400 clients in the last 5 years; resulting in numerous regional, state and national research posters and presentations.
  • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)research funded by the Hogg Foundation.
  • A service contract with Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center (LCJJC) ranging from $70,000-100,000 and ~ 4,000 direct service hours per year. 
  • Employing and placing internship students in over 16 different clinical settings.
  • Monthly ‘Great Start’ pre-marital workshops for couples.
  • Annual sponsor of the Family Therapy Symposium offering continuing education for licensed mental health professionals.
  • Memorandums of Understanding’ (MOU’s) with key agencies (e.g., Covenant Hospital Medical Family Therapy, Community Health Center, Early Head Start, Voice of Hope).
  • Serving as a ‘continuum of care’ for clients following intensive outpatient services.
  • Participating in community outreach via the Crime Victims Coalition Meetings, Community Mental Health Needs Assessment Team, South Plains Suicide Prevention Coalition and more.

ANNUAL CLINICAL SERVICES SUMMARY

CALENDAR YEAR INTAKES
(Assessments)
FTC
HOURS
INTERNSHIP
HOURS
TOTAL
HOURS

2008

195

1518

4774

6292

2009

270

2052

4286

6338

2010

265

2139

3331

5470

2011

306

3459

3908

7759

2012

378

3080

4811

8275

5 Year Total 1,414 12, 248 21, 110 34, 134