Medical Family Therapy (MFT)

MFT 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 5210 - Introduction to Family Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

MFT 5320 - Group Counseling Theory and Practice

Credit(s): 3 Credits

MFT 5380 - Theory and Intervention in Human Sexuality

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Normal sexual behavior and the theories and models of intervention in treating sexual dysfunction.

MFT 5410 - Practicum in Family Therapy

Credit(s): 3-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 5600 - Family Research Methods

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This is an introductory research methods course that covers basic concepts and terminology for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to research. The course will also allow students to critically analyze literature in Couple and Family Therapy and interpret findings from studies in the field. Students will be asked to write a research proposal of a clinical topic in the field with research to support the content.

MFT 5610 - Psychopharmacology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This is an introductory master's level course on psychopharmacology and medications for mental health diagnoses and conditions. Students will learn about the different medication classes and become familiar with evidenced-based practices used for combinations of medications and psychotherapy interventions for patients and families. Students will have course assignments and outcome papers to gain further knowledge in particular pharmacological treatments.

MFT 5700 - Human Growth and Development

Credit(s): 3 Credits

MFT 5770 - Found Multicultural Counseling

Credit(s): 3 Credits

MFT 5910 - Internship in Counseling

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 5915 - Internship in Family Therapy

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 5950 - Special Study for Examinations

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 5980 - Graduate Reading Course

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

MFT 5990 - Thesis Research

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits

MFT 6010 - Doctoral Residency

Credit(s): 0 Credits

MFT 6140 - Interpretive Phenomenology

Credit(s): 3 Credits

MFT 6500 - The Neurobiology of Interpersonal Behavior

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The neurobiological factors in interpersonal relationships.

MFT 6530 - Ethical & Legal Issues in Family Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An intensive and case-focused investigation of standards of professional practice in family therapy; ethical and legal issues in individual, group and conjoint therapy.

MFT 6550 - Diagnosis and Assessment in Family Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Interpersonal and individual perspectives on clinical diagnostic classifications and related assessment methods and instruments.

MFT 6560 - Theoretical Foundations of Couple and Family Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The theoretical and epistemological foundations of couple and family therapy.

MFT 6650 - Advanced Couple and Family Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

MFT 6660 - Intro Family Studies

Credit(s): 3 Credits

MFT 6690 - Supervision in Family Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

MFT 6700 - Medical Family Therapy Externship

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatability up to 2 credits)

This course will introduce the concepts of Medical Family Therapy and integrated behavioral healthcare to master's students. Course topics will cover areas such as systems work with health and illness, interventions to work with biopsychosocial issues, the roles of behavioral health providers in healthcare, and operational issues that impact patient care. This externship will include a group presentation and final paper to reflect on a Medical Family Therapy case study. Students will have the opportunity to tour two primary care clinics and watch a medical team meeting.

MFT 6710 - Integrative and Evidence Based Models of Couple and Family Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Advanced approaches to family therapy that integrates a variety of systemic concepts. These include integrative, empirically supported and common factors modes.

Prerequisite(s): MFT 6560

MFT 6720 - Integrative Care Practicum

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Supervised practical experience in MFT and Medical Family Therapy. By permission of Instructor only.

MFT 6730 - Research Practicum

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

Directed experience in interpersonal, behavioral and clinical research.

MFT 6740 - Theories and Models of Medical Family Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Systemic and biopsychosocial models of interaction and intervention in integrative care.

MFT 6750 - Practicum: Supervision of Marriage and Family Therapists

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Experience in conducting supervision of MFTs and Medical Family Therapists. By permission of instructor only.

Prerequisite(s): MFT 6690

MFT 6760 - Families, Health, and Illness

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The interpersonal and psychosocial impact of health and illness on individuals and families.

MFT 6770 - Behavioral Medicine and Integrative Care

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The methods and models of psychosocial and behavioral intervention in health care.

MFT 6790 - Self of the Therapist: A Sociocultural Perspective

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course offers students skills and concepts about "self of the therapist" when working in clinical practice. Students will learn what aspects of work with individuals, couples and families affect them from a systemic and sociocultural perspective. The course will offer readings and papers that will help students critically think and analyze aspects of professional practice from different frameworks and cultural viewpoints.

MFT 6820 - The Self in Theory & Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

MFT 6825 - Teaching Skills in Medicine

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This field course prepares doctoral level students for learning teaching skills with different medical learners. Students will have the opportunity to observe lectures and didactics for medical students and medical residents. Students will be asked to develop a behavioral health lesson plan for teaching both medical students and medical residents. A didactic presentation in the Family Medicine Residency and an outcome paper of content knowledge will be required for this course.

MFT 6830 - Couple and Family Research in Healthcare

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The purpose of the course is to provide advanced graduate students with foundational knowledge and key resources for designing and implementing research projects within social and clinical science contexts. The course will emphasize the process of conceptualizing a research question, selecting and designing appropriate research protocols (e.g. experimental, observational, qualitative, etc.), and starting a research project (e.g., IRB application, measurement selection, ethical considerations, etc.). The course will have three major sections: quantitative research designs (including survey research and experimental design), qualitative research designs (including focus groups, structured and unstructured interviews, and community based participatory research), and mixed methods designs (including observational and interaction coding).

MFT 6840 - Practicum: Teaching in Counseling

Credit(s): 3 Credits

MFT 6870 - Clinical Supervision (Advanced)

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 6910 - Doctoral Internship

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 6950 - Special Study for Examinations

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 6970 - Research Topics in Medical Family Therapy

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Study of qualitative and quantitative methods and design applicable to research in medical family therapy.

MFT 6980 - Graduate Reading Course

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

MFT 6990 - Dissertation Research

Credit(s): 0-10 Credits (Repeatable for credit)