2017-2018 Catalog

Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy

The Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy requires completion of 60 units of course work with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The unit-load sequence looks like this:

Requirements

A.  Required Courses (44 units)

MFT 500Introduction to Marital Family Therapy

3

MFT 560Family Development Across the Life Span

3

MFT 565Assessment in Marital Family Therapy

3

MFT 566Psychopathology in Couples and Families

3

MFT 570Theories and Techniques of Marital Family Therapy I

3

MFT 572Theories and Techniques of Marital Family Therapy II

3

MFT 575Relationship Therapy: Treatment of Couples and Families

3

MFT 576Studies in Human Communication

3

MFT 578Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Research, Diagnosis and Treatment

3

MFT 580Cross-Cultural Family Values and Behavior

3

MFT 582Psychopharmacological Issues in MFT

2

MFT 584Legal and Ethical Aspects of Counseling

3

MFT 585Studies in Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Use, Addiction and Dependence

3

MFT 586Current Issues in Marital and Family Therapy

3

MFT 588Treatment of Trauma Families

3

B.  Practica (16 units)

MFT 510Practicum in MFT I: Introductory Therapy Skills

2

MFT 511Practicum in MFT Fieldwork I

2

MFT 520Practicum in MFT II: Introduction to Group Therapy

2

MFT 521Practicum in MFT Fieldwork II

2

MFT 530Practicum in MFT III: Community Mental Health: Mental Health Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders

2

MFT 531Practicum in MFT Fieldwork III

2

MFT 540Practicum in MFT IV: Advanced Therapy Skills: From Intake to Termination

2

MFT 541Practicum in MFT Fieldwork IV

2

C. Written comprehensive exam (MFT 599) is taken after advancement to candidacy.

D. Master's Requirement

In addition to the major requirements, students must meet all university requirements for the master's degree, including, but not limited to prerequisites, English and writing examinations, etc. Students should consult the section of the catalog entitled "Requirements for the Master's Degree."