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2021 Fall Course Offerings

Begins: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Ends:    Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Course Schedule

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays
 

PSI 560
Narrative and Integrative Approaches to Family Therapy

9:00 - 11:45 am

Instructor: J. Speice

PSI 539
Family Therapy Theory & Technique


9:00 - 11:15 am

Instructor: J. Speice

PSI 541
Foundations of Clinical Practice in Family Therapy


12:00 - 3:00 pm

Instructor: K. Koberstein

 

 

PSI 543
Psychopathology
& Systems

 

12:00 - 3:00 pm

Instructor: J. Moore

PSI 545
Human Development Across the Life Cycle

 

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Instructor: J. Goodman

   

Fall 2021 Course Listing

Master Program Tuition

How much is tuition?  Rates for 2021-2022*

  • The 2021-2022 matriculated graduate credit hour rate is $1,818 with generous scholarships for MS MFT clinical matriculated students who are not UR employees.
  • *The rates for 2021-2022 will be available July 1, 2021 and are subject to increase each year. 
  • University of Rochester employees should contact HR about the tuition benefit program; standard tuition rates apply for matriculated or non-matriculated students who are UR employees.
     

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

Registration and More Information


Registration Deadline August 25, 2021

If you have any questions, contact the Administrative Team at MFT@URMC.Rochester.edu 

Fall 2021 Course Descriptions


Family Therapy Theory & Technique
PSI 539 (3.0 credit hours)
The Family Therapy Theory and Technique will provide an overview of the major theories and clinical approaches in Marriage and Family Therapy. The course complements the Foundations of Clinical Practice in Family Therapy (PSI 541) and the Human Development Across the Family Life Cycle (PSI 545) course.

Instructor: Jenny Speice, Ph.D.

Thursdays, 9:00 — 11:15 am
August 26
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2

Location: 1-402, SRB

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Foundations of Clinical Practice in Family Therapy

PSI 541 (3.0 credit hours)
In this course students will be taught introduced to the fundamental concepts and skills involved in interviewing families in a therapeutic setting. Students will learn and practice interviewing and documentation skills, have exposure to families in non-clinical settings, will learn the biopsychosocial model and will explore person-of-the-therapist issues.

Instructor: Kristin Koberstein, Ph.D.

Tuesdays - 12:00 - 3:00 pm
August 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7

Location: 1-412, SRB

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Psychopathology and Systems
PSI 543 (3.0 credit hours)
This course will review the basic issues in understanding major psychopathology from a variety of theoretical perspectives. A secondary focus will be on applying the concepts from the fields of abnormal psychology and psychopathology to the clinical situation, with particular stress on diagnostic interviewing in family therapy.  Students will learn traditional diagnostics and psychopathology within a systems framework.

Instructor: Jessica Moore, Ph.D.

Thursdays - 12:00 - 3:00 pm
August 26
September *2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, *11, 18
December 2

Location: 1-412, SRB / *1-402, SRB
             

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Human Development Across the Life Cycle

PSI 545 (3.0 credit hours) 
This course teaches family of origin theory and its role in clinical practice through the exploration of student’s own families of origin. Students will have the opportunity to present their own genograms as well as read the literature on transgenerational issues in family therapy.

Instructor: Jessica Goodman, Ph.D., LMFT 
Co-Instructor: Carol Podgorski, Ph.D., LMFT

Tuesdays, 4:00—7:00 pm
August *31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7

Location:  1-406, SRB / *Romano Room (G-9041)

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Narrative and Integrative Approaches to Family Therapy

PSI 560 (3.0 credit hours)
Narrative will focus on the use of language, storytelling, metaphor and the construction of meaning in family therapy and in the life of the therapist. Students will review cutting edge literature from multiple disciplines interested in how language and storytelling shape people's lives.

Instructor: Jenny Speice, Ph.D.

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:45 am
August *25
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8

Location: 1-404, SRB / *1-402, SRB

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