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MFT 672. Couple and Family Therapy: Advanced Theory and Practice

Credits: 3
Department: Counseling & Community Psychology
Description: Interventions into problems faced by couples at various ages and stages of their relationship. Developing and implementig effective strategies for problem solving, relationship maintenance, and partner growth.
Prerequisites: MFT 619, MFT 620, MFT 621, MFT 624, MFT 659, MFT 668, MFT 671
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Become knowledgeable of major marriage and couple debates in research, policy, and the clinical fields. (PO 5)
2. Understand the factors that foster change in couple relationships from diverse cultural backgrounds. (PO 3)
3. Experiment with various clinical approaches in developing a comfortable style of working with couples from diverse cultural backgrounds. (PO 3)
4. Refine skills in working collaboratively with couples in ways that foster hope, optimism and lead to movement in the direction of the clients' goals using systemic thinking. (PO 1)
5. Gain increased sensitivity to the impact of economic and cultural factors on couple relationships. (PO 3)

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