NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Family Therapy Programs 141 Internal Practicums, Teaching, and Supervision • I nternal Practicum: Four terms of enrollment in internal clinical practicums at the Brief Therapy Institute, the program’s on-campus clinical facility, are required. Teams of students (maximum of six) meet weekly with a faculty supervisor to work with live, community-referred clients. Cases are supervised throughout the calendar year. Students may choose a flexible practicum during their fourth practicum if one is available. It is provided for students to see cases independently at the clinic. The faculty supervisor must approve this independent placement and students must continue to obtain supervision during this time. • Teaching: One course in the fundamentals of teaching is required. Additionally, students will register for a teaching practicum that offers them the opportunity to practice skills learned in that class. Student must be in good academic standing to be eligible to register for the course. • Supervision: One course in the fundamentals of supervision of family therapy clinicians is required. Additionally, students will register for a supervision practicum that offers them the opportunity to practice skills learned in that class. Students must be in good academic standing to be eligible to register for the course. Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy The D.M.F.T. curriculum includes the following: Pathway Courses The D.M.F.T. program is a variable credit program (75–108 credit hours). Upon admission, an individualized degree plan is formulated for each student based on the student’s academic background. Students may transfer up to 12 credits from non-NSU programs, if appropriate and approved by the curriculum committee. Pathway Courses Credit Hours DMFT 5006 Introduction to Systems Theories 3 DMFT 5007 Research in Marital and Family Therapy 3 DMFT 5008 Introduction to Marital and Family Therapy 3 DMFT 5009 Theories of Marital and Family Therapy 3 DMFT 6558 Couples Therapy: Theory and Application 3 DMFT 5046 Human Development Across the Life Cycle 3 DMFT 5300 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy 3 DMFT 6520 Diversity and Psychosocial Issues 3 DMFT 7301 Assessment in Marital and Family Therapy 3 DMFT 7302 Theories of Personality and Psychopathology 3 DMFT 7311 Human Sexuality and Gender 3 Core Curriculum The D.M.F.T. core curriculum includes the following: Required Core Courses Credit Hours DMFT 5001 Doctoral Seminar I 1 DMFT 5002 Doctoral Seminar II 1 DMFT 5003 Doctoral Seminar III 1 DMFT 5004 Reading/Writing/Editing for Doctoral Scholars 3 DMFT 5010 Systemic Family Therapy I 3

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