MFT671 Couple and Family Therapy Clinical Practicum I (required) (2 cr.)
Prerequisite(s): All program course requirements except MFT660 and MFT635 and Capstone
This course is for students to complete the 500 hours of clinical Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) practicum which meets or exceeds requirements of the Minnesota Board of MFT. Students work under the on-campus supervision of a Minnesota Board of MFT and American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor for a minimum of 36 hours per semester, as well as the off-campus supervision of an AAMFT Approved supervisor or equivalent licensed mental health professional with documented clinical experience with families. All practicum hours must be completed at an approved practicum site. The on-campus practicum seminar provides an environment for observation of taped clinical work, discussion of case material, and discussion of problems and concerns that arise in the practicum setting. Personal and professional issues relevant to the practicum experiences are also explored.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Apply the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy guidelines.
- Analyze and evaluate client systems and create appropriate interventions, applying methods of family treatment in clinical practice.
- Evaluate special issues which arise in the practice of therapy and the interface with clients and other professionals.
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