NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Family Therapy Programs 133 Family Therapy Programs Our family therapy programs uphold professional standards in the field. The master’s degree program requires a bachelor’s degree for admission. At the master’s degree-level, students develop clinical excellence and prepare for careers as licensed marriage and family therapists. Students are prepared to assume professional positions in private practice, employee assistance programs, managed care and health care organizations, child care and school settings, family service agencies, faith-based settings, and other clinical settings. There are two doctoral programs, both of which require amaster’s degree for admission. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Family Therapy Program strives to develop students who are prepared for scholarly leadership in the field of marriage and family therapy. The emphasis is on research, supervision, teaching, and advanced clinical practice. The Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (D.M.F.T.) Program prepares students for advanced clinical practice and supervision. Students in both doctoral programs are trained for leadership positions directing clinical programs, in private practice, and providing training and supervision. Programs Available The following family therapy programs are offered at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM): • Doctor of Philosophy in Family Therapy • Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy • Master of Science in Family Therapy • Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Coaching • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies • Undergraduate Minor in Health and Wellness Coaching Note: For information on all undergraduate programs, please go to the Undergraduate Student Catalog at nova.edu /undergraduatestudies/academic-catalog.html . The following concentrations are offered by the Department of Family Therapy for students currently enrolled in one of the graduate degree programs: • Equine-Assisted Family Therapy • Medical Family Therapy • Solution-Focused Coaching The following graduate certificates are offered by the Department of Family Therapy for nondegree-seeking students who are not enrolled in one of the graduate degree programs: • Graduate Certificate in Family Studies • Graduate Certificate in Solution-Focused Coaching Vision The vision of NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Family Therapy Department is to embrace a systemic/ relational paradigm while providing clinical training to support community needs, including those of culturally and sexually diverse andmarginalized groups. Themaster’s degree program in family therapy trains students to become competent marriage and family therapists with the ability to work systemically with all populations. The doctoral family therapy programs train master’s degree-level clinicians to become advanced leaders and scholars in the field of marriage and family therapy. Mission The mission of the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Family Therapy Department is to educate and develop students committed to clinical research and scholarly practices in the field of marriage and family therapy. Graduates of the M.S. program are prepared to serve the community as ethical and professional practitioners focusing on the relational strengths and resources of clients with an appreciation and respect for cultural and sexual diversity and inclusion. The doctoral family therapy programs develop advanced leaders and scholars in the field of marriage and family therapy. Graduates of the Ph.D. program meet the above-stated goal of the M.S. program, while also developing additional strengths in research, teaching, and clinical supervision. Graduates of the D.M.F.T. programmeet the above-stated goal of the M.S. program, while also developing strengths in advanced clinical practice and supervision. Course of Study Students are considered to be full-time if they complete 6 credit hours each semester. It is recommended that students follow the Course of Study/Degree Plan for their program. A student on financial aid considering completing less than the scheduled credit hours in any given semester/term should discuss this with a financial aid office prior to the time of registration. Master’s Degree Program Students must complete their program within five years from the date of first enrollment. This means that students are expected to graduate with the Master of Science degree within this time period. Doctoral Degree Programs Students must complete their program within seven years from the date of first enrollment. This means that students are

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