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Spring 2015 Course Offerings

Begins: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Ends:   Wednesday, April 29, 2015





PSI 564
Family Law, Policy & Social Systems


              9:00-11:15 am
          Start Date: 1/20/15

Instructor: Rosenberg

PSI 570
Gender, Human Sexuality & Culture


            9:00-11:30 am
         Start Date: 1/14/15

Instructor: le Roux

PSI 574
Child Focused Family Therapy


                9:00-11:15 am
            Start Date: 1/15/15

Instructor: Chiang

PSI 542
Clinical Assessment in Family Therapy 


             1:00-4:00 pm
         Start Date: 1/20/15

Instructor: Guiffre


PSI 548
Family Therapy Ethics & Professional Practice


                 12:00-2:30 pm
              Start Date: 1/15/15

Instructor: Speice

Clinical Practicum Lab

(1st Year Matriculated MS)

             4:00-6:00 pm
         Start Date: 1/20/15

Instructors: Guiffre



Spring 2015 Course Listing for Masters Program in Marriage and Family Therapy

Master Program Tuition

  • Matriculated

    Full-time MS Students Matriculating in Fall 2014 - Summer 2016
    Flat Fee of $32,625 per year - applies to 6 terms (2 years) required to complete the program

    Part-time MS Students Matriculating beginning Fall 2014: $1087 per credit hour
    - Subject to increase every 2 years.

  •      Audit: $176.00 (per credit hour) Permission from Professor

Registration and More Information

Spring 2015 course registration for all graduate students are due in the Offices for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs by November 30, 2014.

  • Current matriculated MS students: registration materials and information will be emailed to you. Please submit all documents to Diana Julian by Nov. 24th, to ensure we can process and submit to Offices for Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs by the November 30th 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 24th to ensure we can process by the November 30th 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 2015 MS MFT Course Descriptions

Clinical Assessment in Family Therapy
PSI 542 / CRN 67184 / 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, 1:00-4:00 pm
January 20, 27
February 3, *10, 17, 24
March 3, 17, 24, 31
April 7, *14, 21
Location: SRB room 1-404 / *TBA

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Family Therapy Ethics and Professional Practice
PSI 548 / CRN 67196/ 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
January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 19, 26
April *2, 9, 16, 23
Location: SRB room 1-404 / *April 2 - Room Change to 1W509 HWH (Loretta C. Ford Hall)

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Family Law, Policy and Social Systems
PSI 564 / CRN 67201/ 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.

Tuesdays, 9:00-11:15 am
January 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21
Location: Saunders Research Building, Room 1-404

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Gender, Human Sexuality and Culture
PSI 570 / CRN 67216 / 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.

Wednesdays, 9:00-11:30 am
January 14, 21, 28
February 4, **11, 18, 25
March 4, 18, *25
April 1, 8, 15
Location: SRB room 1-412 / *SRB room 1-404 / **Bartlett (1-9043)

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Child-Focused Family Therapy
PSI 574 / CRN 67227 / 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 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23
Location: Saunders Research Building, Room 1-404

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Clinical Practicum Full-time
PSI 587 / CRN 67329 / 6.0 credit hours

Clinical Practicum Part-time
PSI 588 / CRN 67330 / 3.0 credit hours

Scheduled Clinical Practicum Lab
Part of PSI 542 for Matriculated 1st year MS Students Only
Instructors: Aubree Guiffre, Ph.D.
Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
January 20, 27
February 3, *10, 17, 24
March 3, 17, 24, 31
April 7, *14, 21
Location: SRB room 1-404 / *TBA

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#67295 Guiffre, Aubree
CRN#67238 leRoux, Pieter
CRN#67312 Rosenberg, Tziporah
CRN#67303 Podgorski, Carol
CRN#67240 Speice, Jenny





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