NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

158 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Couple and Family Therapy Programs DMFT 5300—Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy This course offers an in-depth explanation of accreditation and licensure organizations, along with the ethical codes they promote in family therapy and related fields. This includes a review of the therapist’s legal responsibilities and liabilities in mental health and family law, insurance claims, and private practice management with inclusion of an overview of professional opportunities in public service and training programs. Offered fall term. (3 credit hours) DMFT 5301—Agency Practice and Organizational Consulting This course examines applications of family therapy methods and ideas in community and agency settings, including in-home, residential, outpatient, and inpatient settings. The course will prepare students to work in the community and learn and refine their skills as related to completing clinical documentation; learning and meeting requirements of different funding sources; preparing safe aftercare and discharge plans; and working collaboratively with clients, families, and representatives of larger systems involved with such clients. Students will learn about managed care, Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance systems. They will also learn rules and regulations related to working with different funding sources and Federal and State funding systems. Students will learn techniques of agency administration and organizational consultation. This course will be useful to those seeking careers in agencies, hospitals, and managed-care settings, as well as for the general marriage and family therapist. Offered summer term. (3 credit hours) DMFT 5311—Substance Abuse/Addictions and Critical Issues in Systems Theories This course addresses the application of modern and postmodern ideas to substance abuse, addictions, and critical issues in the practice of therapy. Emphasis is placed on the application of modern and postmodern ideas to substance abuse, addictions, and critical issues based on research, theories, practice, and treatment. Also included are other critical issues of culture, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, violence, and other areas of critical concern in social systems. Offered summer term. Prerequisite: DMFT 6200 (3 credit hours) DMFT 5312—Advanced Substance Abuse Training This course addresses the application of modern and postmodern ideas to substance abuse, addictions, and critical issues in the practice of therapy. Emphasis is placed on the application of modern and postmodern ideas to substance abuse, addictions, and critical issues based on research, theories, practice, and treatment. Also included are other critical issues of culture, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, violence, and other areas of critical concern in social systems. Through course assignments and instructor approval, advanced doctoral students will construct an advanced-level component to include specific requirements regarding certification and supervision in addictions. (3 credit hours) DMFT 5340—Grant Writing and Funding Opportunities This course provides students with knowledge of how to assess, identify, and write grants to acquire funding opportunities in agency and treatment facilities. Offered winter term. (3 credit hours) DMFT 5355—Introduction to Equine-Assisted Family Therapy This course will provide students with an introduction to all aspects of equine-assisted mental health approaches. Beginning with an overview of the rapidly growing animalassisted therapy field, the course will cover in greater depth equine-assisted psychotherapy, teambuilding, and therapeutic riding programs. Through hands-on experience working with horses, students will be introduced to the equine-assisted family therapy model being developed as a collaborative effort between NSU’s Family Therapy Program and Stable Foundations, an independent, equine-assisted therapy program in the community. Offered fall and winter terms. (3 credit hours) DMFT 5356—Religious and Spiritual Diversity This course is a basic course on religious/spiritual differences that uses systemic and relational family therapy theory to train mental health professionals in the art and skill of acceptance and respect of other human beings’ deeply held faith/non-faith beliefs. The instructor will use basic therapeutic skill in creating a class community that is inviting, open, and honoring. Students will be challenged through the use of didactic, experiential, and written activities related to both personal and professional experiences with religion and spirituality. (3 credit hours) DMFT 5361—Developing a Private Practice in Coaching and Therapy This course examines applications of family therapy methods and ideas in private practice settings. It will prepare students to develop a private practice as a marriage and family therapist, a career/college/health and wellness coach, or both, depending on previous background and additional coursework. Students will learn the basics of developing a referral base, understanding managed care and insurance systems, and developing workshops and community outreach. The ethics of private practice and the need for practitioner self-care will also be stressed. This course will be useful for those planning a private practice career as all or part of their professional journey. Offered summer term. (3 credit hours) DMFT 5362—Solution-Focused Coaching This course prepares the student for professional practice as a solution-focused coach. In this course, the distinctions between therapy, education, and coaching are clearly presented, and the student learns basic skills and approaches to solution-focused

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