Marriage & Family Therapy / Mental Health Counseling

Courses

The master of science in marriage and family therapy is a 60-semester-hour course of study offered by the College of Bible and Religion.

The practicum includes a minimum of 500 client contact hours and 100 hours of supervision by the clinical faculty. The program provides individual supervision (no more than two students) and group supervision (no more than six students). Requirements demand a one to five ratio of supervision to therapy hours. A minimum of 50 percent of the supervision hours must be individual. Raw data (live, videotape, or audiotape therapy) must be used in at least 50 percent of the supervision hours.

Semester 1

COURSES

CREDIT

Systems and Communication Theories

3

Clinical Intervention I: Basic Counseling Skills

3

Ethics & Professional Issues

3

Family Studies: Life Span Development/Parent Child Interaction

3

Semester 2

COURSES

CREDIT

Theoretical Foundations of MFT

3

Diagnosis of Psychopathology & Family Dysfunction

3

Clinical Intervention II: Strategic & Structural Models in Substance Abuse

3

Erikson/Hypnosis

3

 Semester 3

COURSES

CREDIT

Family Studies: Human Sexuality & Therapy

3

Group Processes

3

Elective: Psychological Testing

3

Practicum I

3

 Semester 4

COURSES

CREDIT

Clinical Intervention III: Marital Therapy

3

Clinical Intervention IV: Bowen, Whitaker and Brief Solution Focused Models

3

Practicum II

3

 Semester 5

COURSE

CREDIT

Clinical Intervention V: Domestic Abuse (Physical & Sexual)

3

Seminar in MFT

3

Practicum III

3

 Semester 6

COURSES

CREDIT

Family Studies: Preventive Strategies in Family Life

3

Research Methods in MFT

3

Practicum IV

3

Marriage & Family Therapy/
Mental Health Counseling
501-279-4347
MFT@harding.edu