Alumni Tuition Discount Program

The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute is excited to announce a new program providing tuition reduction opportunities for Forest alumni. The tuition reduction is being offered for the Post-Graduate Degree Certificate Program (PDC) in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Program (BCBA) in order to provide qualified alumni with new training and specialization opportunities. Alumni will receive a discount of 50% per credit hour for courses taken within these certificate programs.
Descriptions of each program are included below and you can find more information on each of the program's web pages.

The Post-graduate Degree Certificate Program (PDC) in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Forest Institute is a clinical program through which students acquire therapy skills emphasizing the enrichment and treatment of couples and families as well as individuals. When working with couples, families, and individuals, students are trained to understand individual psychotherapeutic and relational or systemic concerns within the broader contexts of development, family roles and functioning, as well as community and social circumstances. Understanding and appreciating the systemic elements impacting clients is a cornerstone of marriage and family therapy education. Up to 21 credits can be transferred into the PDC program as well as 200 hours of individual client contact toward the certificate requirements for completion. The Post-graduate Degree Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Forest is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 112 Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22134, Tel. No. (703) 838-9808.

The BCBA® certificate program is for individuals with a master's degree or higher in psychology who want to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®). The coursework offered at Forest satisfies the coursework eligibility requirements established by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB®) for taking the BCBA® examination. According to the BACB®, "...professionals in applied behavior analysis engage in the specific and comprehensive use of principles of learning, including operant and respondent conditioning, in order to address behavioral needs of widely varying individuals in diverse settings. Examples of these applications include: building the skills and achievements of children in school settings; enhancing the development, abilities, and choices of children and adults with different kinds of disabilities; and augmenting the performance and satisfaction of employees in organizations and businesses." (

The program directors are available upon request to discuss the programs and to help you decide if it is the right choice for your professional training. Alumni who wish to learn more about the certificate programs or the application process should visit or call 800-424-7793 to speak with an admissions counselor. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on campus again soon.

*Alumni must meet all of the certificate program requirements and may not be currently enrolled in any other program at Forest to qualify.