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MFT-Marriage and Family Therapy
MFT 6000
Systemic Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Introduces students to the historical development of the relational/systemic perspective. Emphasizes a systemic paradigm for clinical intervention. Includes instruction on founders of MFT and conceptual foundations.

MFT 6010
Contemporary Approaches to MFT
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Introduces students to contemporary models of MFT. Compares post-modern models of MFT. Includes evidence-based practice and the biopsychosocial perspective.

MFT 6100
Ethical Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Promotes MFT identity. Develops student competence in ethical decision making. Includes application of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics and relevant Utah law to clinical scenarios.

MFT 6200
Systemic Assessment and Diagnosis
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Develops student competence in treatment approaches specifically designed for use with families. Introduces students to crisis intervention with families. Includes evidence-based practice for clinical work with young children, adolescents, families in mid-life, and elderly families.

MFT 6210
Couples Therapy
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MFT 6200 and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Develops student competence in treatment approaches specifically designed for use with a range of diverse couples, including sex therapy, same-sex couples, elderly, and interfaith couples. Includes evidence-based practice and crisis intervention with couples.

MFT 6220
Group Therapy
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MFT 6200 and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Develops student competence in treatment approaches specifically designed for use with groups. Evaluates group work with addiction, abuse and trauma. Includes evidence-based practice and crisis intervention with groups.

MFT 6230
Family Therapy
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MFT 6000 and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Develops student competence in treatment approaches specifically designed for use with families. Introduces students to crisis intervention with families as well as assessment and treatment of addiction and family violence. Includes evidence-based practice for clinical work with adult children, adolescents, families in mid-life, and elderly families.

MFT 6240
Individual Therapy
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MFT 6200 and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Introduces students to a variety of common presenting problems including addiction, suicide, trauma, abuse, intra-familial violence, and acute chronic medical conditions. Utilizes a relational/systemic philosophy. Includes evidence-based practice and crisis intervention with individuals.

MFT 6300
Working with Diversity in MFT
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Builds student awareness of diversity, power, privilege, and oppression as these relate to race, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, disability, health status, religious affiliation, nation of origin, spiritual orientation, or other relevant social categories.

MFT 6310
Child and Adolescent Development
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MFT 6000 and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Introduces students to individual and family development during stages of childhood and adolescence, and developmentally appropriate individual and family therapy models. Addresses human sexual development. Discusses biopsychosocial health during childhood and adolescence.

MFT 6320
Adult Issues in Human Development
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MFT 6300 and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Introduces students to individual and family development across stages of adulthood. Addresses human sexuality. Discusses biopsychosocial health during adulthood.

MFT 6400
Research in Marriage and Family Therapy
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MFT 6000 and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Introduces students to basic research methodology. Examines evidence-based practice in MFT. Evaluates usefulness of couple, marriage, and family therapy research.

MFT 6500
Community Intervention
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Introduces students to practice within defined contexts (e.g., healthcare settings, schools, military settings, private practice). Addresses nontraditional MFT professional practice using therapeutic competencies (e.g., community advocacy, psycho-educational groups). Considers multidisciplinary collaboration.

MFT 6510
Contemporary Issues in MFT
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MFT 6000 and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Develops student competence in emerging and evolving contemporary challenges. Examines problems and/or recent developments at the interface of MFT knowledge and practice and the broader local, regional, and global context. Includes discussion of contemporary issues such as immigration, technology, same-sex marriage, and violence in schools.

MFT 6520
Clinical Business Development and Practice
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MFT 6930

Introduces students to the development of private clinical practices. Specific emphasis on business practice in the mental health field. Includes discussion of HIPAA and telehealth.

MFT 6600
Capstone in MFT
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MFT 6930

Emphasizes achievement of the program-level outcomes. Integrates knowledge across the program to promote student awareness of their own potential contributions to and positioning in the MFT field.

MFT 6900
Pre-Practicum
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program

Introduces basic skills and competencies needed for effective and ethical clinical practice. Guides self-awareness and self-reflection. Presents expectations of competency in basic MFT interventions, sensitivity to client contextual variables, completion of case documentation, and use of supervision and feedback.

MFT 6910
Practicum I
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Approval of MFT faculty and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MFT 6900

Develops student competence in MFT assessment and intervention. Includes practice with diverse, international, multicultural, marginalized, and/or underserved communities. Guides competence in working with sexual and gender minorities and their families as well as anti-racist practices. Guides self-awareness and self-reflection. Requires completion of case documentation, and effective use of supervision and feedback.

MFT 6920
Practicum II
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): MFT faculty approval and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MFT 6910

Continued development of student competence in MFT assessment and intervention. Includes practice with diverse, international, multicultural, marginalized, and/or underserved communities. Guides competence in working with sexual and gender minorities and their families as well as anti-racist practices. Guides self-awareness and self-reflection. Requires completion of case documentation, and effective use of supervision and feedback.

MFT 6930
Practicum III
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Approval of MFT faculty and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MFT 6920

Additional development of student competence in MFT assessment and intervention. Includes practice with diverse, international, multicultural, marginalized, and/or underserved communities. Guides competence in working with sexual and gender minorities and their families as well as anti-racist practices. Guides self-awareness and self-reflection. Requires completion of case documentation, and effective use of supervision and feedback.

MFT 6940
Practicum IV
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Approval of MFT Faculty and admission to the Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A. program
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): MFT 6930

Final development of student competence in MFT assessment and intervention. Includes practice with diverse, international, multicultural, marginalized, and/or underserved communities. Guides competence in working with sexual and gender minorities and their families as well as anti-racist practices. Guides self-awareness and self-reflection. Requires completion of case documentation, and effective use of supervision and feedback.