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Spring 2013 Course Offerings

Begins: January 16, 2013
Ends: May 1, 2013

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PSI 570 Gender, Human Sexuality & Culture
Instructor: leRoux

9:00-11:30 am
Start Date: 1/17/13
Clinical Practicum Lab
(for 1st Year Matriculated MS Students)
Instructors: leRoux & Rosenberg

1:00-3:00 pm
Start Date: 1/22/13
PSI 574 Child Focused Family Therapy
Instructor: Chiang

2:00-4:15 pm
Start Date: 1/17/13
PSI 564 Family Law, Policy & Social Systems
Instructor: Rosenberg

9:00-11:15 am
Start Date: 1/18/13
PSI 542 Clinical Assessment in Family Therapy 

3:30-6:00 pm
Start Date: 1/22/13
PSI 548 Family Therapy Ethics & Professional Practice

4:45-7:00 pm
Start Date: 1/17/13

Spring 2013 Course Listing for Masters Program in Marriage and Family Therapy

Master Program Tuition

Registration and More Information

Spring 2013 course registration for all graduate students are due in the Offices for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs by November 30, 2012*.

  • Current matriculated MS students: registration materials and information will be emailed to you. Please submit all documents to Diana Julian by Nov. 17th, to ensure we can process and submit to Offices for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs by the Nov. 30 deadline.
  • Non-matriculated students & Post-graduate Students: 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 Blvd.
      Rochester, NY 14642
      (585) 275-2532
  • *Please submit all documents to Training Program Secretary by Nov 30th to ensure we can process by the November 28th 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 2013 MS MFT Course Descriptions

Clinical Assessment in Family Therapy
PSI 542 / CRN 72575 / 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, 3:30-6:00 pm
January 22, 29
February 5, *12, **19, 26
March 5, 19, 26
April 2,* 9, 16, 23, 30
Location: Saunders Research Building - Room 1-412 / *1-416 / **1-404

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Family Therapy Ethics and Professional Practice
PSI 548 / CRN 72581/ 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, 4:45-7:00 pm
January 17, 24, *31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
Location: Romano Room (1-9041) / *Rivas Room (1-9031)

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Family Law, Policy and Social Systems
PSI 564 / CRN 72594/ 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: Tziporah Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Fridays, 9:00-11:15 am
January 18, 25
February 1, *8, 22, 29
March 1, 8, 22, 29
April **5, 12, 19, 26
Location: Saunders Research Building - Room 1-412 / *1-404 / **1-402

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Gender, Human Sexuality and Culture
PSI 570 / CRN 72608 / 3.0 credit hours
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: Pieter le Roux, D. Litt. et Phil.

Thursdays, 9:00-11:30 am
January 17, 24, 31
February *7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
Location: Saunders Research Building - Room 1-406 / *1-402

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Child-Focused Family Therapy
PSI 574 / CRN 61978 / 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, 2:00-4:15 pm
January 17, 24, *31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
Location: Romano Room (1-9041) / *Rivas Room (1-9031)

Clinical Practicum Full-time
PSI 587 / CRN 62151 / 6.0 credit hours

Clinical Practicum Part-time
PSI 588 / CRN 62165 / 3.0 credit hours

Scheduled Clinical Practicum Lab
Part of PSI 542 for Matriculated 1st year MS Students Only
Instructors: Guiffre & Podgorski
Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
January 22, 29
February 5, *12, **19, 26
March 5, 19, 26
April 2, *9, 16, 23
Location: Saunders Research Building - Room 1-412 / *1-416 / **1-404


Master Project
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.

Masters Project
PSI 584 (3.0 credit hours per semester)
CRN 62068 Aubree Guiffre, Ph.D.
CRN 61980 Pieter le Roux, D. Litt. et Phil.
CRN 62042 Carol Podgorski, Ph.D.
CRN 62015 Ellen Poleshuck, Ph.D.
CRN 62050 Tziporah Rosenberg, Ph.D.
CRN 61999 Jenny Speice, Ph.D.
CRN 62021 Michelle Swanger-Gagne, Ph.D.
CRN 62007 William H. Watson, Ph.D.

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