Hi all! After much consideration and research, I've decided to apply to MFT programs this year. My primary goals are to counsel couples/families and if possible, to teach either at the community college or state level. (no research interests) Just to give some background, I graduated from UCLA in 2009 with a 3.9 GPA. I got a 790 on the Psych GRE and reasonably well on the GRE (i took it in 2009, don't remember exactly). I had experience in college working in a OCD clinic with patients, some research assistant experience, and 3 years working as an counselor for incoming students. the only thing is, I've been living in Korea since I graduated for a little "off time." (I am ethnically Korean and really wanted to spend some time living here ever since i was young). I've been teaching here, and haven't exactly done anything strictly psych-related since the end of 2009. Is this going to be a problem for MFT programs? I'm still not quite sure exactly how competitive MFT programs are in comparison to Phd/Psyd programs, which I know are VERY competitive to get into. I would love to someday come back to korea to practice psychology here (or teach it) because it is so needed in Asian countries and so ignored here...I do have a lot of insight into korean culture that i know i could talk about in my application/interviews, but im just wondering if my lack of psych work in the past year or so will be an issue. Just as a sidenote...are the MFTs on this board happy in their field? ive just become so discouraged after reading some of the posts on here about lack of money, "dying field..." etc. I would appreciate any feedback and especially advice from MFT students Thanks!