Course Sequence

The 54-credit UVU MFT program is designed to be completed in five sequential semesters.  Students are expected to enroll full-time.

Courses are only offered in the semester listed here.  Students who do not enroll in the sequence of courses listed below will need to wait until the course is offered again to take (or retake) a course.

Classes are held from 9 - 2:30 Tuesday and Thursday for first year students and 9 to 2:30 Monday and Wednesday for 2nd year students.

Students should not schedule clients during these hours unless directed to do so by their practicum instructor.

 

Fall of First Year

 Course Number 

Course Title

Pre-requisite*

Credit Hours

MFT 6100

Ethical Issues in MFT

 

  3

MFT 6000

Systemic Foundations of MFT

 

  3

MFT 6200

Systemic Assessment and Diagnosis

 

  3

MFT 6900

Pre-Practicum

 

  3

 

Semester total:

  12

Spring of First Year

Course Number 

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Credit Hours

MFT 6010

Contemporary Approaches to MFT

 

  3

MFT 6210

Couples Therapy

 

  3

MFT 6220

Group Therapy

 

  2

MFT 6500

Community Intervention

 

  1

MFT 6910

Practicum I

MFT 6900

  3

 

Semester total:

 12

Summer of First Year

Course Number 

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Credit Hours

MFT 6300

Working with Diversity

 

  3

MFT 6230

Family Therapy

 

  3

MFT 6920

Practicum II

MFT 6910

  3

 

Semester total:

  9

 Fall of Second Year

 

Course Number 

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Credit Hours

MFT 6310

Child & Adolescent Development

MFT 6000

3

MFT 6400

Research in MFT

MFT 6000

3

MFT 6240

Individual Therapy

MFT 6200

2

MFT 6510

Contemporary Issues in MFT

MFT 6000

1

MFT 6930

Practicum III

MFT 6920

3

 

Semester total:

  12

Spring of Second Year

Course Number

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Credit Hours

MFT 6320

Adult Issues in Human Development

 

3

MFT 6520

Clinical Business Development

 

2

MFT 6600

Capstone

 

1

MFT 6940

Practicum IV

MFT 6930

3

 

Semester total:

9

Clinical Hour Requirements

Practicum Hour and Site Expectations

During Pre-Practicum and Practicum I, students will observe and work with clients at the UVU on-campus clinic.  During Practicum II, students are expected to secure an approved off-campus clinical site in order to supplement clinical hours required for graduation.  (Please refer to the Practicum Handbook.)

Students need to complete 500 face-to-face therapy hours, 250 of which must be with couples or families.  Hours are accrued only once students are enrolled in Practicum courses, and only at approved sites.  During the accrual of clinical hours, students should attend practicum and participate in approved supervision weekly. 

Students must complete 100 supervision hours, 50 of which should involve direct client data (i.e., live observation, co-therapy with a supervisor, video or audio recording).

To meet hour requirements, students should accrue 125 therapy hours during each practicum course.  Students who do not meet this hour expectation should expect a delayed graduation.

Goal setting 

Graduation Requirements

student graduating

Academic Eligibility for Graduation:

  • Students must maintain a B or better grade in all courses and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Clinical Eligibility for Graduation:

  • Students must provide documentation of 500 therapy hours, including 250 relational hours.
  • Students must provide documentation of 100 supervision hours, including 50 hours utilizing direct client data (live, video, audio supervision).

Program Outcomes:

  • The Capstone course requires students to present a portfolio of evidence demonstrating achievement of each program outcome.  Some of those achievements will be completed in previous courses and revised, if needed, for submission during the capstone course.  During the capstone course, students will be expected to integrate concepts and demonstrate understanding across all program outcomes by passing the AMFTRB practice exam and passing a formal case conceptualization.

Program Outcome Assessment 

Program Outcome

Evaluation Measure

Achievement benchmark

1. Theoretical Foundations of MFT

Theory of Change Paper

AMFTRB practice exam:  Domain 1

Case Conceptualization

Final evaluation of 83% or higher

Score of 60% or higher

Final evaluation of 83% or higher

2. Assessment and Treatment in MFT

AMFTRB practice exam:  Domain 2

Score of 60% or higher

3. Human Development and Multicultural Studies

Case Conceptualization

Final evaluation of 83% or higher

4. Professional Ethics

Ethics Exam

AMFTRB practice exam:  Domain 6

Score of 83% or higher

Score of 60% or higher

5. Research Methodology and Evaluation

Literature Review

Final evaluation of 83% or higher

6. Contemporary Issues in MFT

Case Conceptualization

Final evaluation of 83% or higher

7. Clinical Skills

Clinical Demonstration

Supervisor Evaluation

AMFTRB practice exam:  Domain 3 and

Domain 4

Final evaluation of 83% or higher

Satisfactory Rating 

Score of 60% or higher 

Score of 60% or higher