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2020 Spring Course Offering

Begins: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Ends:    Thursday, April 30, 2020

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

PSI 564
Family Law, Policy &

Social Systems
9:00-11:45 am
Start Date: 1/21

Instructor: Goodman   

PSI 570

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

9:00-11:45 am
Start Date: 1/15

Instructor: Speice

PSI 574
Child Focused
Family Therapy

9:00-11:30 am
Start Date: 1/16

Instructor: Chiang

PSI 542
Clinical Assessment in
Family Therapy

12:30-4:30 pm
  Start Date: 1/21

Instructor: Koberstein  


PSI 548
Family Therapy Ethics
& Professional Practice

12:15-2:45 pm
Start Date: 1/16

Instructor: Speice


Spring 2020 Course Listing for Masters Program in Marriage and Family Therapy

Master Program Tuition

How much is tuition?  Rates for 2019-2020*

  • Full Time Matriculated (2 years – 6 semesters):  Annually of $38,700.00 per term
  • Part time Matriculated:  $1,290.00 per credit hour
  • Non-matriculated:  $1,718.00 per credit hour (3.0 credit hours X $1718 = $5,154.00)
  • Audit: $190.00 (per credit hour) Instructors Permission Only

*The rates for 2020-2021 will be available July 1, 2020 and are subject to increase each year.

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

Registration and More Information

Spring 2020 course registration for all graduate students are due in the Offices for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs by November 30, 2019.

  • Current matriculated MS students: registration materials and information will be emailed to you. Please submit all documents to Diana Julian by Nov. 14, 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 2, 2019 - deadline for processing is December 18.  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 registrations to Training Program Secretary by the processing deadline to ensure, we can process before the official Graduate Education deadline(s) for matriculated & non-matriculated registrations. 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 2020 MS MFT Course Descriptions

Clinical Assessment in Family Therapy
PSI 542 / CRN 79890 / 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: Kristin Koberstein, MA, LMFT

Tuesdays, 12:30 - 4:30 pm
January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 3, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28

Location:  Room 1-410, Saunders Research Bldg

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Family Therapy Ethics and Professional Practice
PSI 548 / CRN 79901 / 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, and ethnicity on the practice of family therapy.
Instructor: Jenny Speice, Ph.D.

Thursdays, 12:15 - 2:45 pm 
Jan 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 
Mar 5, 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Location: Room 1-406, Saunders Research Bldg.

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Family Law, Policy and Social Systems
PSI 564 / CRN 79916 / 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: Jessica Goodman, Ph.D.

Tuesdays, 9:00 - 11:45 am
​January 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 3, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28

Location: Room 1-410, Saunders Research Bldg.

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Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and other Cultural Identities in Clinical Practice
PSI 570 / CRN 79901 / 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.  

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:45 am 
January 15, 22, 29                                                             
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 4, 18, 25                                                                
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Location: Room 1-404, Saunders Research Bldg.

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Child-Focused Family Therapy
PSI 574 / CRN 79938 / 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 - 11:30 am
Jan 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 
Mar 5, 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Location: Room 1-410, Saunders Research Bldg.

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