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2018 Spring Course Offering

Begins: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Ends:    Tuesday, May 1, 2018




PSI 564
Family Law, Policy &

Social Systems
9:30-12:00 pm
Start Date: 1/23/18

Instructor: Swanger-Gagne

PSI 570

Intersection of Race, Gender, 
Sexuality and Other Cultural
Identities in Clinical Practice

9:30-12:00 pm
Start Date: 1/17/18

Instructor: Speice
​Co-Instructor: Enaharo

PSI 574
Child Focused
Family Therapy

9:00-11:15 pm
Start Date: 1/18/18

Instructor: Chiang

PSI 542
Clinical Assessment in
Family Therapy

1:00-5:00 pm
  Start Date: 1/23/18

Instructor: Guiffre


PSI 548
Family Therapy Ethics
& Professional Practice

12:00 am-2:30 pm
Start Date: 1/18/18

Instructor: Speice

Spring 2018 Course Listing for Masters Program in Marriage and Family Therapy

Master Program Tuition

How much is tuition?  Rates for 2017-18*

  • Full Time Matriculated (2 years – 6 semesters):  Flat fee of $11,970.00 per semester
  • Part time Matriculated:  $1,596.00 per credit hour
  • Non-matriculated:  $1,596.00 per credit hour (3.0 credit hours X $1596 = $4,788.00)
  • Audit: $184.00 (per credit hour) Instructors Permission Only


*The rates for 2018-2019 will be available July 1, 2018 and are subject to increase each year.

*See Bursar's Office and Financial Aid Office for more information.

Registration and More Information

Spring 2018 course registration for all graduate students are due in the Offices for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs by November 30, 2017.

  • Current matriculated MS students: registration materials and information will be emailed to you. Please submit all documents to Diana Julian by Nov. 15, to ensure we can process and submit to Offices for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs by the November 30 deadline.
  • Non-matriculated students & Post-graduate Students: Registration begins December 1, 2017 - deadline for processing is December 20.  For more information on a course, or to have registration materials sent to you, please complete our pre-registration form, or contact:
    • Diana R. Julian, Program Secretary
      University of Rochester
      Psychiatry Dept. / Box: F & M
      300 Crittenden Boulevard
      Rochester, NY 14642-8409
      (585) 275-2532
  • *Please submit all documents to Training Program Secretary by Nov 15 to ensure we can process by the November 30 deadline. Registrations received after this date are subject to a $150 late fee.

Please Note: Registration forms for any courses offered through Family Programs need to be submitted to the Training Program office at the above address. Please do NOT submit directly to Registrar, Bursar, or HR Offices. Thank you.

Spring 2018 MS MFT Course Descriptions

Clinical Assessment in Family Therapy
PSI 542 / CRN 76291 / 3.0 credit hours

This course prepares students for working with families through advanced readings in family therapy interviewing, role play, and videotape review of faculty and others. The course will also provide students with their first experience with supervised clinical work. Initially cases will be seen conjointly by the student and faculty and then seen in live supervision.
Instructor: Aubree Guiffre, Ph.D.

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
January 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, *24
May 1
Location: Saunders Research Bldg, Room 1-402 / *2-420 A&B

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Family Therapy Ethics and Professional Practice
PSI 548 / CRN 76309 / 3.0 credit hours
In Ethics students will learn the AAMFT Ethical code expectations dealing with such issues as confidentiality, dual relationships, individuals and family welfare, etc. Relevant legal guidelines and professional practice standards are also reviewed. Students will also address personal issues related to the impact of values, beliefs, race, ethnicity on the practice of family therapy.
Instructor: Jenny Speice, Ph.D.

Thursdays, 12:00 - 2:30 pm 
Jan *18, 25 
Feb *1, 8, 15, 22 
Mar *1, 8, **22, **29
Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
Location: Saunders Research Bldg, Room 1-406 / *1-416 / **1-410

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Family Law, Policy and Social Systems
PSI 564 / CRN 76314 / 3.0 credit hours
Marriage and Family Therapy trainees (MFTT's) demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively and in an informed manner with legal professionals practicing in civil and criminal justice settings (Family Law Practice Attorneys, Judges, Public Defenders, Assistant District Attorneys, Private Bar Defense Attorneys, and Police Officers). Instruction is provided through readings about court structures, legal statutes, appropriate professional conduct and collaboration when MFTT's interface with the systems mentioned above, including a review of proper chart documentation. Role-plays, simulated court appearances, field experiences (Ride-A-Long with the police, observation of court in session, interviews), report writing and live supervision, as available, constitute the content of the course. The course attends to the scopes of practice, strengths, frustrations and barriers to helping families as experienced by these various professional groups—all of which affects clinical practice.
Instructor: Michelle Swanger-Gagne, Ph.D.

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
​January 23, 30
February *6, **13, **20, *27
March 6, 20, 27
April 3, 10, **17, **24
May 1
Location: Saunders Research Bldg, Room *1-410 / ** 1-406 / 1-412

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Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and other Cultural Identities in Clinical Practice
PSI 570 / CRN 76323 / 3.0 credit hours (Instructor's Permission Only)
In this course students will learn the role that gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexual preference and cultural beliefs play in family development across the life cycle and in clinical practice.
Instructor: Jenny Speice, Ph.D.
Co-Instructor: Maisha Enaharo, MPH, MS

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm 
January 17, 24, 31                                                             
February *7, *14, 21, 28
March *7, 21, 28                                                                
April *4, *11, 18, 25
Location: Babigian Room (1-7023) / *Bartlett Room (1-9043)

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Child-Focused Family Therapy
PSI 574 / CRN 76337 / 3.0 credit hour
In this course students will learn about child development including an overview of both normal and abnormal development. Students will also learn how to work with children clinically in the context of family therapy.
Instructor: Olivia Chiang, Psy.D.

Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:15 am
January 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
Location: Saunders Research Bldg, Room 1-406

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Clinical Practicum Full-time (Matriculated Students Only)
PSI 587 / CRN 76419 / 6.0 credit hours

Clinical Practicum Part-time (Matriculated Students Only)
PSI 588 / CRN 76422 / 3.0 credit hours

Master Project (Matriculated Students Only)
All master degree students, subject to advisor’s approval will complete a masters project which will be designed by the student in conjunction with his/her advisor and the Director. The focus of the project will be clinical, reflecting the student’s cumulative theoretical and clinical learning.

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Masters Project
PSI 584 (3.0 credit hours per semester)

CRN# 76371 Guiffre, Aubree
CRN# 76358 Moore, Jessica
CRN# 76392 Rosenberg, Tziporah
CRN# 76385 Podgorski, Carol
CRN# 76346 Speice, Jenny
CRN# 76360 Swanger-Gagne, Michelle