NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

162 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Couple and Family Therapy Programs 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. (3 credit hours) FSHC 5000—Family Systems Health Care I Students receive an orientation to the field of family systems in health care that focuses on the biopsychosocial model for understanding health care issues for patients, families, medical professionals, and health care providers. An in-depth study of relationship and clinical skills that translate well within health care settings will be presented. A case study method will be used to examine the impact of language, culture, beliefs, and specific chronic, debilitating, and terminal diseases upon the experience of illness. The biopsychosocial issues surrounding specific medical conditions throughout the life cycle will be presented. Offered fall term. (3 credit hours) FSHC 5010—Family Systems Health Care II Personal beliefs and philosophies regarding dying, loss, and death will be explored. Bereavement across the life cycle, including developmental issues relating to adults and children and their understanding of loss, will be reviewed. The manner in which other cultures create meaningful rituals for life and death will be presented. Offered winter term. (3 credit hours) FSHC 5300—Integration and Collaboration This course is an introduction to health care delivery system through an investigation of medical models, terminology, and approaches used by physicians, medical specialists, and other health care professionals to diagnose and treat disease and to care for the human condition. Students will be oriented to health care systems and settings, including hospitals, clinics, hospices, and private practices. Alternative approaches to health care will also be addressed. (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 overviewof theories that usemetaphors 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

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