NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

160 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Couple and Family Therapy Programs different types of losses in later life, paying particular attention to the concepts of anticipatory and disenfranchised grief. Students explore how loss is perceived among older adults from diverse ethnical and cultural backgrounds, paying particular attention to the variety of mourning traditions. In addition, the concept of resilience is introduced, inviting students to become curious about diverse stories of healing. Offered fall term. (3 credit hours) DMFT 6200—Internal Practicum I–IV These four supervised clinical courses consist of the application of systemic therapy ideas and practices at the on-site Family Therapy Clinic. Prerequisites: DMFT 5006, DMFT 5008, DMFT 5300. (3 credit hours) DMFT 6210—Clinical Practicum This course provides students with hands-on supervision in a team setting to promote their clinical skills and work with others. Prerequisites: DMFT 5046, DMFT 6520, DMFT 6558, DMFT 7301, DMFT 7302, DMFT 7311 (3 credit hours) DMFT 6300—External Practicum I–II These two courses are designed to allow students to gain clinical experience in real-world settings. Practicum sites are located throughout the community and allow students the opportunity to apply their clinical training in a variety of hands-on venues. Prerequisites: DMFT 5046, DMFT 6520, DMFT 6558, DMFT 7301, DMFT 7302, DMFT 7311 (3 credit hours) DMFT 6320—Supervision Practicum I–II Extensive live-supervision and case-consultation experience with clinicians in learning systemic therapies is conducted in the on-site Family Therapy Clinic. Students receive supervision of their supervision of others by AAMFT faculty supervisors. Faculty approval is required. Prerequisite: DMFT 6325 (3 credit hours) DMFT 6321—Fundamentals of Teaching Marriage and Family Therapy This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of teaching marriage and family therapy in both a graduate and undergraduate learning environment. It will cover the distinctions between clinical and theoretical courses and practicum instruction, as well as those designed specifically to prepare students for state licensing examinations. Students will be exposed to the basic elements of syllabus construction, the application of evaluative rubrics, and other evaluative teaching mechanisms. They will also be required to demonstrate skills in course planning and lecture construction and delivery. Offered summer term. (3 credit hours) DMFT 6325—Fundamentals of Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy This course is designed to critically examine the most current literature in supervision from the field of marriage and family therapy and assist students in the development of their own supervision philosophy. Practical elements of supervision— such as contracts, evaluations, structure, and ethical issues—are taught, along with the examination of the systemic nature of supervision, including isomorphism and diverse contextual variables. This course provides the coursework necessary to become an AAMFT-approved supervisor as well as a Floridastate-qualified supervisor. This course is designed to be taken by advanced doctoral students in their third summer term. (3 credit hours) DMFT 6400—Evidence-Based Research Methods This course is designed to promote the advancement of understanding research conducted in the marriage and family therapy field. It provides an opportunity to better understand andmake informed decisions in practice and supervision based on evidence-based methods. Offered fall term. Prerequisite: DMFT 5007 (3 credit hours) DMFT 6410—Qualitative Action Research Promotion of research skills and the understanding of qualitative action research provides a method for conducting research and especially conducting an applied clinical project. Offered summer term. Prerequisite: DMFT 5007 (3 credit hours) DMFT 6430—Qualitative Research I This course focuses on the introduction to qualitative research methodologies and the use of the investigator as the research instrument of choice. Participant observation and interviewing strategies are discussed. Students are introduced to methods for transcribing and organizing interviews and field notes. Exemplary studies from other disciplines are used; however, studies from the family therapy literature, when available, are offered. Offered winter term. Prerequisites: DMFT 5007, DMFT 6410 (3 credit hours) DMFT 6520—Diversity and Psychosocial Issues Human development in the context of family transitions across the life cycle—such as childbirth, childhood, adolescence, courtship, marriage, maturity, aging, and death—are reviewed. This course focuses on the diversity of psychosocial development across ethnicity, class, gender, race, age, and culture, with discussions and implications for interactional therapies and practices. Offered fall term. (3 credit hours) DMFT 6530—Family Therapy Topics This special topics course on family therapy has content determined by the instructor. (3 credit hours)

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