NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

144 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Couple and Family Therapy Programs Couple and Family Therapy Programs Our couple and 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 a master’s degree for admission. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Couple and 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 applied research and leadership positions directing clinical programs, in private practice, and providing training and supervision. Programs Available The following couple and family therapy programs are offered at NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (KPCOM): • Doctor of Philosophy in Couple and Family Therapy • Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy • Master of Science in Couple and 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 Couple and 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 Couple and Family Therapy for nondegreeseeking 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 Department of Couple and Family Therapy is to embrace a systemic/relational paradigm while providing clinical training to support community needs, including those of culturally and sexually diverse andmarginalized groups. NSU’s Master of Science Program in Couple and Family Therapy strives to educate and train students to become competent couple and family therapists with the ability to work with culturally and sexually diverse populations and marginalized groups in individual, couple, family, group, and organizational settings. The program further strives to uphold all professional standards in the field. NSU’s Ph.D. in Couple and Family Therapy program strives to develop students who are committed to academic and clinical innovation and prepared for advanced leadership in the field of couple and family therapy. The application of systemic/ relational theory is the foundation for such training and is utilized to support a vision in service to culturally and sexually diverse populations in a variety of settings. The program further strives to uphold all professional standards in the field. NSU’s Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (D.M.F.T.) is an innovative program dedicated to advancing the practice, supervisory, and applied research skills for practitioners in behavioral health fields. This program fosters professional advancement and excellence that provides graduates with highlevel training that supports the needs of our communities of interest, while focusing on inclusion, diversity, and cultural issues across all settings in which clinical and supervisory services are provided. Our program further strives to uphold all professional standards in the field. Mission The mission of the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Couple and Family Therapy is to educate and develop students committed to clinical, research, and scholarly practices in the field of marriage and family therapy. The M.S. in Couple and

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