Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

 

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5000 LEVEL COURSES


5300. Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy Practice (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only; consent of instructor. Analyses of and solutions for common problems in marriage and family therapy practice.

5302. Family Therapy II (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only; consent of instructor. Examination of transgenerational and object relations approaches to family therapy including the work of Bowen, Boszormenyi-Nagy, Whitaker, and Satir.

5304. Systemic Evaluation in Couple and Family Therapy (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only; consent of instructor. Provides an in-depth examination of a systemic approach to clinical evaluations. Students receive training in administration and application of systemic assessment methods.

5305. Use of the DSM, Psychopathology, and Assessment in Marriage and Family Therapy (3). Students will be trained to use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in family therapy assessment and practice.

5311. Problems in Marriage and Family Therapy (3). Prerequisite: MFT majors only. Individual study in problems related to marriage and family. May be repeated for credit.

5322. Family Systems (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only; consent of instructor. Application of general systems theory and cybernetics to family systems. Examination of structural, strategic and systemic approaches to family therapy, including the work of Minuchin, Haley, Mental Research Institute, and key modern and post-modern family therapy theorists.

5350. Introductory Family Systems Statistics (3). Introduction to clinical and systemic statistics applicable to the field of marriage and family therapy, including descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, t-statistics, ANOVA, correlations, and nonparametric tests.

5351. Research Methods in Marriage and Family Therapy (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only; consent of instructor. Study of research strategies and methodologies relevant to marriage and family therapy, including experience in conducting research investigations.

5370. Issues in Professional Development (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only; consent of instructor. An examination of the major issues for professionals in marriage and family therapy. Emphasis on ethical standards, professional identity, and private practice issues.

 

6000 LEVEL COURSES


6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6). Prerequisite: MFT majors only.

6303. Family Therapy III (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, instructor consent. Focuses on the theory and practice of couple therapy and sex therapy. Includes approaches to enhance couple relationships through therapeutic intervention.

6311. Contemporary Directions in Marriage and Family Therapy (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, instructor consent. An examination of postmodern thought on marriage and family therapy with emphasis on the collaborative and narrative approaches.

6320. Dyadic Analysis for Clinical Relational/Systemic Research (3). Explores the use of dyadic data analysis procedures as related to systems theory and as applicable to relational/systemic clinical work and clinical evaluation.

6322. Family Systems II (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, instructor consent. Advanced topics and issues in systems theory. Special focus on marriage and family therapy research.

6323. Qualitative Research Methods in Marriage and Family Therapy (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, instructor consent. Focuses on qualitative research methodologies specifically related to marriage and family therapy research. Students will gain practical experience applying qualitative methods to their research with clinical populations and family therapy topics.

6342. Advanced Family Therapy Topics (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, instructor consent Advanced topics in the field of family therapy that may include family therapy with special populations and recent developments in family therapy theory and application. May be repeated for credit.

6370. Diversity in Marriage and Family Therapy (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, instructor consent. An examination of issues of race, ethnicity, and culture as they relate to family therapy. The course is designed to raise awareness and to train multiculturally competent therapists.

6395. Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, instructor consentr. Supervised experiences designed to prepare the student for involvement in marriage and family therapy and family life education. May be repeated for credit up to 48 hours.

6396. Supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, instructor consent. Theory, research, and supervised practicum in supervision of family therapy.

6397. Supervision Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only; C or better in MFT 6396, instructor consent. Course provides structured experience in supervision of marriage and family therapy students.

 

7000 LEVEL COURSES


7000. Research (V1-12). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, instructor consent.

7395. Internship in Marriage and Family Therapy (3). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, consent of Director of Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Full-time supervised internship in an appropriate setting. May be repeated for up to 12 hours credit.

 

8000 LEVEL COURSES


8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12). Prerequisites: MFT majors only, instructor consent.

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