MFT619 Foundations of Family Therapy II: Contemporary Theories and Models (3 cr.)
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MFT program
This course examines the structure and function of families and relationships, connecting contemporary theoretical and research underpinnings to the major models of family therapy. Family development, roles, and interactions are studied as foundational in the practices of systemic/relational therapy interventions. Efficacy research for individual models and for common factors across models is presented.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of contemporary theoretical/conceptual frameworks of the family field, their historical roots in psychotherapy, along with key concepts and assumptions.
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of contemporary models of marriage and family therapy.
- Analyze and evaluate the relationships between major conceptual frameworks and therapy models.
- Apply understanding of diversity and multiculturalism in one’s own developing model of marriage and family therapy.
- Utilize professional databases and other professional resources in applying, analyzing, and evaluating the literature of the field, including efficacy research.
- Create and articulate one’s own developing model of marriage and family therapy.
- Analyze the significance of research evidence and community standards of practice in selecting and evaluating interventions.
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