Couples and Family Therapy Certificate

This 15 credit graduate certificate is for those who want to add a concentration in a related mental health counseling program or for professional development that could lead to dual licensure as a marriage and family therapist. This certificate program can also be rolled into a master’s degree program.

For more information, visit the Counselor Education and School Psychology Department website.

  • Required Courses – 15 credits
  • 3
    The course is designed to help students develops basic couple, marriage, and family skills and techniques. The Course expands on the couple and family therapy models presented in CO 5670. Training activities include diagnosis, assessment, case conceptualizations, case presentations, technique demonstration and application, digital recording of skill application, and case analysis. Required course for MS in Couples and Family Therapy. Professor permission required for students not matriculated into the counselor education and school psychology department.
  • 3
    This course covers current issues, emerging trends, and research in the field of marriage and family therapy. It explores the contemporary family and couple across cultural contexts. Lastly, the course reviews interventions utilized within contemporary relational issues, pathology, and behaviors. Required course for MS in Couples and Family Therapy. Professor permission required for students not matriculated into the counselor education and school psychology deparment.
  • 3
    The course examines the foundational ethical, legal, professional identity, cultural competency and professional issues in couples and family therapy. It emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and its relationship to effective couples and family therapy. This course will review foundational concepts of systemic theory and their application to the professional identity of marriage and family therapists. Required course for MS in Couples and Family Therapy. Professor permission required for students not matriculated into the counselor education and school psychology department.
  • 6
    A 600-900 hour couples and family therapy experience under supervision of an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and conducted in a mental health setting. Students must complete at least 300 hours of face-to-face client contact hours with individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. At least 150 of the aforementioned hours must be completed with couples and families. Students must attend an on-campus seminar with fellow student interns that provide an opportunity for case presentation and professional development. This course is designed to be the culminating experience in the MS in Couples and Family Therapy program. Students must provide evidence of liability insurance. Professor permission required for students not matriculated into the counselor education and school psychology department.
  • Total for Couples and Family Therapy Certificate – 15 credits

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