Curriculum

Curriculum

Required Course Sequence

As part of the MFT Department admission, all students agree to adhere to the program's Class Sequence. The program organizes the curriculum to ensure that fundamental courses address foundational knowledge, and subsequent coursework is dependent on the prerequisite semester's experience. Failure to take classes in sequence may delay admission into Practica and or graduation. Under exceptional circumstances, students who are permitted to attend the program part-time accept that their expected graduation date will differ from the established study plan.


MFT Program Degree Roadmap
3-Year Course Sequence


YEAR 1
SEMESTER ONE:SEMESTER TWO:
CourseTitleUnitsCourseTitleUnits
MFT 515Pre-practicum I: Introduction to Therapy Skills2MFT 525Pre-practicum II: Advanced Therapy Skills2
MFT 566Mental Health, Diagnosis and Systemic Treatment3MFT 572Theories and Techniques of Marital Family Therapy II3
MFT 570Theories and Techniques of Marital and Family Therapy I3MFT 584Law, Ethics and Professional Practices3
MFT 576Human Communication, Theory, and Skills2MFT 586Current Issues in Marital Family Therapy3


YEAR 2
SEMESTER THREE:SEMESTER FOUR:
CourseTitleUnitsCourseTitleUnits
MFT 520Group Therapy3MFT 530Community Mental Health3
MFT 575Relational Therapy: Treatment of Couples and Partners3MFT 560Life Span, Family Development and Aging3
MFT 578Treatment Approaches with Children and Adolescents3MFT 565Assessment in Mental Health Treatment3
MFT 580Sociocultural Diversity and Marginalized Communities3MFT 582Psychopharmacology and Mental Health Treatment3
MFT 596Practicum: MFT Traineeship2MFT 596Practicum: MFT Traineeship2


SUMMER:
CourseTitleUnits
**MFT 596Practicum: MFT Traineeship2


YEAR 3
SEMESTER FIVE:SEMESTER SIX:
CourseTitleUnitsCourseTitleUnits
MFT 583Research Methods in Marital Family Therapy3MFT 596Practicum: MFT Traineeship2
MFT 585Treatment of Substance Use, Addiction, and Dependence3MFT 599Comprehensive Exam1
MFT 588Treatment of Trauma with Individuals, Couples, and Families3
MFT 589Advanced Therapeutic Approaches and Application2
MFT 596Practicum: MFT Traineeship2


Electives
CourseTitleUnits
*MFT 400Foundations in MFT3
*MFT 590Career Counseling3

* These courses do not count as part of the required 63 units for the M.S. in MFT degree. ** The program does not require this course in the Summer term, but students must enroll if active in a summer traineeship. Students are permitted to take traineeship in the Summer, only after completing a year in the program.

The MFT Program Curriculum Map provides a flow chart for the program’s courses, outlined by semester with associated educational outcomes.

Proficiency-Based Curricular/Clinical Skill
Development
I (Introductory),
D (Developed),
P (Proficiency: Final
Summative Assessment)
Program Outcome
Upon completion of courses in the M.S. in MFT, students will be able to:
SLO 1SLO 2SLO 3SLO 4SLO 5SLO 6SLO 7SLO 8SLO 9SLO 10SLO 11SLO 12
*Knowledge*PracticeCommunication*Diversity*Research*Ethics
* Denotes COAMFTE Developmental Competency Components.
Semester 1
1. MFT 515: Pre-practicum I: Introduction to Therapy SkillsIIII
2. MFT 566: Mental Health, Diagnosis, and Systemic TreatmentIIIII
3. MFT 570: Theories and Techniques of Marital and Family Therapy IIIII
4. MFT 576: Human Communication, Theory, and SkillsIIII
Semester 2
5. MFT 525: Pre-practicum II: Advanced Therapy SkillsIIIII
6. MFT 572: Theories and Techniques of Marital Family Therapy IIIIII
7. MFT 584: Law, Ethics and Professional PracticesIII
8. MFT 586: Current Issues in Marital Family TherapyII
Semester 3
9. MFT 520: Group TherapyDDDDDD
10. MFT 575: Relational Therapy: Treatment of Couples and PartnersDDDDDD
11. MFT 578: Treatment Approaches with Children and AdolescentsDDDDDD
12. MFT 580: Sociocultural Diversity and Marginalized CommunitiesDDDDD
Semester 4
13. MFT 530: Community Mental HealthDDDDD
14. MFT 560: Life Span, Family Development and AgingDDDD
15. MFT 565: Assessment in Mental Health TreatmentDDDD
16. MFT 582: Psychopharmacology and Mental Health TreatmentDDDDD
Semester 5
17. MFT 583: Research Methods in Marital Family TherapyDD
18. MFT 585: Treatment of Substance Use, Addiction, and DependenceDDDDD
19. MFT 588: Treatment of Trauma with Individuals, Couples, and FamiliesDDDDDDD
20. MFT 598: Advanced Therapeutic Approaches and ApplicationPPPPPP
Semester 6
21. MFT 599: Comprehensive ExamPPPPPPPPP
Practicum (Semester 3, 4, 5, *6, *Summer- *As Needed)
22. MFT 596: Practicum: MFT TraineeshipDDDDDD