Institute for the Family

Program Requirements

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The M.S. Program in Marriage and Family Therapy is a 60 credit hour curriculum. The Program has accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), and is also an approved NYS registered Program leading to licensure in Marriage & Family Therapy. The curriculum is designed to train family therapists to work in the changing health and mental health environment.

Students must take all the core courses, including a master project. Successfull completion of core didactic course work is required before they can start with clinical practicum. Students have direct client contact during clinical practicum, which continues until the completion of 500 hours of supervised clinical practice with individuals, couples and families.

Curriculum

Course Number Course Name Credits
PSI 539 Family Therapy Theory and Technique 3
PSI 541 Foundations of Clinical Practice in Family Therapy 3
PSI 543 Psychopathology and Systems 3
PSI 545 Human Development Across the Life Cycle 3
PSI 566 Couples Therapy 3
PSI 542 Clinical Assessment in Family Therapy 3
PSI 548 Family Therapy Ethics and Professional Practice 3
PSI 570 Gender, Human Sexuality and Culture 3
PSI 572 Family Therapy Research 3
PSI 574 Child-focused Family Therapy 3
PSI 492 Medical Family Therapy Intensive 3
PSI 560 Narrative and Integrative Approaches to Family Therapy 3
PSI 562 Family Therapy Practice 3
PSI 564 Family Law, Policy and Social Systems 3
PSI 584 Masters Project 3
  Clinical Practicum – 500 clinical contact hours and 100 hours of supervision  
PSI 587 Clinical Practicum - Full Time (3 credits/term) 15
PSI 588 Clinical Practicum - Part Time (6 credits/term)
Total Credits   60

MS MFT Course Descriptions Summary

* Program of Study details and more information is outlined in our FAQ section.

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