2010-11 Course Descriptions
BMFT 601 Pre-Internship (3-0-3), fall. Combined practicum and lecture format. Students gain counseling experience through role-playing with each other. Emphasis is placed on basic counseling skills as well as awareness of students' own family of origin. Prerequisite: admission to the MFT program.
BMFT 602 MFT Internship I (3-0-3), spring. Supervised practice in marriage and family therapy. Emphasis on a wide variety of experience. Prerequisite: admission to the MFT program. Same as BMFT 603, 604, 605.
BMFT 610 Pre-Marriage and Marriage Therapy (3-0-3), fall. An introduction to the theories and techniques of marriage and family therapy as applied to the work of those persons who deal primarily with couples.
BMFT 634 Addictive Disorders (3-0-3), fall. Designed to address the spectrum of addictive disorders (chemicals, relationships, food and sex) with the focus on the biological, social and psychological aspects of the addictive process. Emphasis will include diagnosis and treatment strategies from a systemic perspective.
BMFT 639 Family Theory/General Systems Theory (3-0-3), fall. A comprehensive exploration of theory in family studies and therapy. The role of theory in empirical investigation, conceptual framework, and strategies of theory building useful in the interdisciplinary study of marriage and family behavior will be examined.
BMFT 662 Family Life Cycle (3-0-3), spring. Equipping the marriage and family student with an understanding of how to integrate the individual, marital and family developmental cycles into clinical case conceptualization, diagnosis and treatment.
BMFT 663 Cultural Diversity in Marriage and Family Therapy (3-0-3), fall. Theoretical influences from literature on cultural diversity are examined in relation to white, middle class family interactions. Family therapy techniques are reevaluated and redefined from this exploration.
BMFT 665 Therapy Across the Life-Cycle (3-0-3), summer. Individual and family developmental stages with therapy skills emphasis for families, children, youth, and older adults.
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