Marriage and Family Therapy, M.F.T.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/marriage-family-therapy/programs 

PROGRAM SEQUENCE - 60 CREDITS MINIMUM

Accepted students choose a track of identical coursework spread over either two or three-year study:

Two-year track

Year One Fall:
MFT 597 - Family of Origin - 3 credits
MFT 598 - Family Systems Theory I - 3 credits
MFT 505 - Therapeutic Use of Self - Introduction - 3 credits
MFT 620 - Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues in MFT - 3 credits

Year One Spring:
MFT 668 - Family Systems Theory II - 3 credits
MFT 609 - Diversity and Multicultural Practice in MFT Practice - 3 credits
MFT 506 - Therapeutic Use of Self - Intermediate - 3 credits
MFT 562 - MFT Practicum in Beginning Case Management and Clinical Skill Development - 3 credits
MFT 548 - Introduction to Family Clinic Policies and Procedures - 1.5 credits

Year One Summer:
MFT 669 - Family Systems Theory III: Current Trends in Family Interventions: Evidence Based Practice Models - 3 credits
MFT 562 - MFT Practicum in Beginning Case Management and Clinical Skill Development - 3 credits
MFT 672 - Understanding the Treatment of Substance Addictions in Couples and Families - 3 credits

Year Two Fall:
MFT 610 - Couples Therapy - 3 credits
MFT 586 - Family and Individual Development Over the Life Cycle - 3 credits
MFT 662 - MFT Internship in Intermediate Case Management and Clinical Skill Development - 3 credits
MFT 605 – Therapeutic Use of Self in Groups I (optional elective) - 3 credits

Year Two Spring:
MFT 607 - Systemic Psychopathology - 3 credits
MFT 662 - MFT Internship in Intermediate Case Management and Clinical Skill Development - 3 credits
MFT 587 - Family Therapy Outcome Research - 3 credits
MFT 606 - Therapeutic Use of Self in Groups II (optional elective) - 3 credits

Year Two Summer:
MFT 674 - Introduction to MFT Concepts and Clinical Methods for Human Sexuality  - 3 credits
MFT 662 - MFT Internship in Intermediate Case Management and Clinical Skill Development - 3 credits
MFT 673 - Treatment Issues in MFT: Integrating Spiritually and Religion in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy - 1.5 credits

Three-year track

Year One Fall:
MFT 597 - Family of Origin - 3 credits
MFT 598 - Family Systems Theory I - 3 credits

Year One Spring:
MFT 668 -  Family Systems Theory II - 3 credits
MFT 609 - Diversity and Multicultural Practice in MFT Practice - 3 credits

Year One Summer:
MFT 669 - Systems Theory III: Current Trends in Family Interventions: Evidence Based Practice Models - 3 credits
MFT 672 - Treatment of Substance Addictions in Couples and Families - 3 credits

Year Two Fall:
MFT 505 - Therapeutic Use of Self - Introduction - 3 credits
MFT 620 - Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues in MFT - 3 credits
MFT 610 - Couples Therapy - 3 credits

Year Two Spring:
MFT 506 - Therapeutic Use of Self - Intermediate - 3 credits
MFT 562 - MFT Practicum I in Beginning Case Management and Clinical Skill Development - 3 credits
MFT 548 - Intro to Clinic Policies, Procedures, Practices - 1.5 credits

Year Two Summer:
MFT 562 - MFT Practicum in Beginning Case Management and Clinical Skill Development - 3 credits
MFT 673 - Treatment Issues in MFT: Integrating Spiritually and Religion in Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy -  1.5 credits

Year Three Fall:
MFT 586 - Family and Individual Development Over the Life Cycle - 3 credits
MFT 662 - MFT Internship in Intermediate Case Management and Clinical Skill Development - 3 credits
MFT 605 - Therapeutic Use of Self in Groups I (optional elective)- 3 credits

Year Three Spring:
MFT 662 - MFT Internship in Intermediate Case Management and Clinical Skill Development - 3 credits
MFT 607 - Systemic Psychopathology - 3 credits
MFT 587 - Family Therapy Outcome Research - 3 credits
MFT 606 - Therapeutic Use of Self in Groups II (optional elective) -  3 credits

Year Three Summer:
MFT 662 - MFT Internship in Intermediate Case Management and Clinical Skill Development - 3 credits
MFT 674 – Introduction to MFT Concepts and Clinical Methods for Human Sexuality - 3 credits