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Filter: Master of Christian Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy

MFT 552
Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy
3 Credits

This course introduces the classic and post-modern family systems concepts and theories.

MFT 660
Marriage and Family Therapy I 
3 Credits

An in-depth view on some of the major models of Marriage and Family Therapy.

MFT 661
Group Counseling 
3 Credits

Taught from a relational/systems perspective using key theories of group counseling and family systems models, the class will explore attachment issues, recapitulation of family of origin in the group, boundary setting, and other individual/relational dynamics that occur in group work.

MFT 664
Ethics and Professional Issues 
3 Credits

An examination of the major legal and ethical issues involved in the practice of therapy.

MFT 683
Family Life Cycle and Adult Development 
3 Credits

This course focuses on cognitive, physical, sexual, emotional and spiritual development of the person throughout the lifespan, from birth to death.

MFT 675
Satir Family Therapy 
3 Credits

This course will explore the family systems model of counseling developed by Virginia Satir known as the Human Validation Process Approach.

MFT 553
Advanced Skills in Marriage and Family Therapy
3 Credits

This course introduces students to conceptual, executive, and perceptual therapy skills, including forming a therapeutic relationship, clinical documentation, crisis management, and countertransference issues.

MFT 691
Counselling Internship I
2 Credits

Students will participate in a clinical supervision group on campus under the direction of a faculty supervisor.

MFT 692
Counselling Internship II
2 Credits

Students will participate in a clinical supervision group on campus under the direction of a faculty supervisor.

MFT 693
Counselling Internship III
2 Credits

Students will participate in a clinical supervision group on campus under the direction of a faculty supervisor.

MFT 694
Counselling Internship IV
2 Credits

Students will participate in a clinical supervision group on campus under the direction of a faculty supervisor.