NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

154 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Couple and Family Therapy Programs DMFT 6590—Advanced Bowen Family Systems Theory Seminar This course advances the study of the concepts of the natural systems approach to family therapy, family-of-origin issues, multigenerational systems processes, biological/evolutionary constructions to the understanding of human systems, and the practical applications across multiple disciplines. Offered summer term. (3 credit hours) DMFT 6950—Applied Clinical Project (ACP) This course is a capstone experience of the students’ demonstration of ability to be able to articulate and demonstrate to other mental health professionals their unique area of systems-based practice expertise. The ACP should be a project the student carries out under faculty supervision from concept, to proposal, to implementation, and finally through eventual evaluation of the effectiveness of the program. All coursework, with the exception of External Practicum, Clinical Practicum, and Supervision Practicum, needs to be completed prior to registering for ACP credit hours. (9 credit hours) DMFT 7301—Assessment in Marital and Family Therapy This course provides an overview of methods and instruments used to define problems and indicate solutions, including a comparative study of interactional approaches and individual and family dysfunction assessments. Offered summer term. Prerequisite: DMFT 6200 (3 credit hours) DMFT 7302—Theories of Personality and Psychopathology A review of major theories of personality and psychopathology are the focus of this course, emphasizing psychiatric diagnostic classification systems. The study of implications for treatment and comparisons with interactional approaches are included. Offered summer term. Prerequisite: DMFT 5006 (3 credit hours) DMFT 7311—Human Sexuality and Gender This course provides a review of the psychosocial development of sexuality and gender from childhood through aging. Also addressed is a summary of clinical approaches to sexual and gender issues comparing interactional approaches with psychodynamic and behavioral models. Offered winter term. Prerequisite: DMFT 5006 (3 credit hours) DMFT 7360—Teaching Practicum This is a supervised teaching experience in undergraduate or graduate instruction in family therapy or a related field. It may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: DMFT 6321 (3 credit hours) SFTD 5001—Doctoral Seminar I In this general orientation to doctoral studies, students learn advanced ethics, diversity, and social justice while focusing on the research, writing, and library skills necessary for authoring papers in doctoral courses and for publications. Offered fall term. (1 credit hour) SFTD 5002—Doctoral Seminar II In this continuation of SFTD 5001, students are introduced to professional development opportunities in diverse settings, specific details regarding professionalism, program and portfolio requirements, internships, and dissertation. Offered winter term. Prerequisite: SFTD 5001 (1 credit hour) SFTD 5003—Doctoral Seminar III In this continuation of SFTD 5002, students are tutored in the skills necessary to develop successful coursework, clinical, and academic/research portfolios as part of the doctoral program requirements. Offered fall term. Prerequisite: SFTD 5002 (1 credit hour) SFTD 5004—Reading/Writing/Editing for Doctoral Scholars Excellent reading, writing, and editing skills are essential for family therapists who wish to make scholarly contributions to the field. Researchers, supervisors, and clinicians must be able to compose and publish clear descriptions of their work, and professors and journal reviewers must be able to read with discernment and effectively critique the writings of others. This course develops and hones the necessary skills for making such contributions. (3 credit hours) SFTD 5006—Introduction to Systems Theory This course provides an overview of theories that use metaphors of system, pattern, interaction, and communication to describe human behavior and relationships as well as the study of the emergence of theories from cybernetics to language studies. (3 credit hours) SFTD 5007—Research in Marriage and Family Therapy This course offers a review of quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry, as exemplified in recent marital and family therapy research studies. It focuses on teaching students to be intelligent, critical consumers of research in the field. Offered winter term. (3 credit hours) SFTD 5008—Introduction to Marital and Family Therapy: Counseling Theories and Techniques An introduction and review of the history of marital and family therapy and the clinical approaches of interactional therapies are included in this course. The focus is based on basic therapeutic concepts and skills. Offered fall term. (3 credit hours) SFTD 5009—Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy This course offers a comparative study of theories of marital and family therapy, including systemic, structural, strategic, intergenerational, contextual, behavioral, experiential therapies, and others. It provides a survey of differences in clinical practices. Offered winter term. Prerequisite: SFTD 5006 (3 credit hours)