Chronological Resume Example: MFCC Therapist

Here's a chronological resume sample for an MFCC (Marriage, Family and Child Counseling) Therapist. This job seeker is making a career change from business into psychology, which this resume format handles very well.

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About This Sample Chronological Resume for an MFCC Therapist

Ian (not his real name) used several techniques to create a resume for his career change. Here are some of them.

  • No Job Objective statement. Ian does not have a job objective statement on his resume. Instead he placed his all-telling M.F.C.C. degree next to his name in the resume heading.
  • Education. The Education section is placed near the top of page one because it is highly relevant to Ian's career change and current job objective.
  • Many internships. By grouping his four internships (two of which were concurrent) under one job title, he avoided the look of job hopping.
  • Lists. Lists under his internship titles make it easy for a potential employer to see the extent of Ian's experience.
  • Keywords. Notice how Ian uses both "M.F.C.C." and "Marriage, Family and Child Counselor" in his resume. This helps ensure that he will be found by a recruiter who's using a search engine to find likely candidates, no matter which of the two keyword terms he uses for his search.

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This resume was written or critiqued by a member of Susan Ireland's Resume Team, using the guidelines from my 10 Steps: How to Write a Resume.

Here's the Plain Text version of Ian's resume.

Ian Sanders, M.A., M.F.C.C.
123 Christopher St.
New York, NY 12345
123) 555-1234


M.A., Counseling Psychology, Lindenwood Institute, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1999
B.A., Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1981


M.F.C.C. License # MFC 123456
Certification, Imagery-In-Movement Expressive Art Therapy



Group Therapy Intern, 2004-present
Village Drop-In Center, New York, NY

+ As co-therapist, facilitate sessions for 13 men from diverse cultural backgrounds, working on intrapsychic and interpersonal relationship issues.

National Expressive Art Therapy Intern, 2003-present
Harris Sylvan, C.E.A.T., Brooklyn, NY

+ Built a private client base of individuals, couples, and groups.

+ Focus on the Imagery-In-Movement method, which integrates artistic expression, psychodrama, journaling, and dream work.

Marriage & Family Child Counselor Intern, 2002-2003
Centrum, New York, NY

+ Provided therapy for a client base of individuals, couples, and groups.

+ Designed and delivered public lectures and workshops, introducing expressive art as a means of addressing:
Eating disorders
Job transition
Sexual abuse
Personal growth
Substance abuse
Spiritual emergence

M.F.C.C. Intern, 1998-2002
Lindenwood Counseling Center, Yonkers, NY

+ Worked with individuals and couples, drawing upon:
Psychodynamic theory (Heller)
Process psychology (Conley)
Family systems theory
Imagery-In-Movement psychology

Body Right, Inc., New York, NY

+ Manage the administrative operations of this firm that grew from a start-up to a $10M business in eight years.

+ Resolve personnel issues (interpersonal and performance); handled customer relations.


Buffalohead Hotel, Buffalo, NY, 1994-1996
The Chasman Inn Hotel, Buffalo, NY, 1989-1994


New York Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (NYAMFT)
National Expressive Art Therapy Association

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