Families face so many problems, yet so often display amazing strengths. However, families often need the help of competent researchers and therapists who are current in this rapidly changing field, appreciate the broad knowledge base of the MFT profession, and are interested in making a difference. The General Family Therapy specialization is designed to accommodate individual student’s broad interests and career plans within a degree plan that prepares them for work in our global and multicultural world. Students in this focus are expected to engage in collaborative research, advanced clinical training, and meaningful educational experiences to advance their careers as mental health professionals. Students in this specialization track will be able to select content courses from across the existing MFT specializations. The outcome of this preparation is for graduates to become well-trained scholar practitioners who can contribute to the field of family therapy as clinicians, supervisors, researchers and/or academics.