NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Couple and Family Therapy Programs 165 Foundations, an independent, equine-assisted therapy program in the community. Offered fall and winter terms. (3 credit hours) SFTD 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) SFTD 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) SFTD 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 coaching. Students will also be educated on specializations in career, college, health and wellness, and other specific types of coaching practice. Offered summer term. (3 credit hours) SFTD 5363—Advanced Equine-Assisted Family Therapy This course will utilize an equine-assisted, experiential model to provide students with an opportunity to explore and develop their awareness of the Self of the Therapist (SOTT). Additionally, through clinical role plays incorporating application of marriage and family therapy theories and models, students will learn to conduct equine-assisted clinical and training sessions with a variety of populations and presenting issues. Students will apply different interventions and activities involving the horses andmock clients in role-play situations and will be expected to intentionally incorporate a systemic, relational approach in all sessions. The course readings will also integrate concepts from other clinical and theoretical coursework to facilitate students’ abilities to consistently connect the systemic family therapy framework with an equine-assisted approach. (3 credit hours) SFTD 5364—Advanced Narrative Therapy Practices This course is designed to provide students with a chance more deeply explore narrative therapy ideas and practices than was possible in Systemic Family Therapy II, as well as to collaborate on developing skills in ongoing cases. (3 credit hours) SFTD 5365—Advanced Addictions Treatment This course will review evidence-based systemic models of addictions treatment. It will cover the history of the DSM diagnosis of addiction, the general systemic approach to addiction, and a description of how each marriage and family therapy model (including narrative, structural, and solutionfocused brief therapy, among others) approaches addiction treatment. The opioid crisis and federal drug policy will be discussed. (3 credit hours) SFTD 5366—Advanced Addictions This course will review systemic models of advanced addiction treatment. The course will cover the history of the DSM diagnosis of addiction, the general systemic approach to addiction, and a description of how each marriage and family therapy model (including narrative, structural, and solutionfocused brief therapy, among others) approaches addiction treatment. The opioid crisis and federal drug policy will be discussed. (3 credit hours) SFTD 5367—Working with Autism and ADHD This course reviews prevalent neurobiological disorders, specifically autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and the implementation of a both/and perspective, using applied behavior analysis and systemic thinking. (3 credit hours) SFTD 5410—Quantitative Research I This course covers fundamental concepts and practices in quantitative researchmethod by introducingmeasurement and statistics, questionnaire development, and experimental and quasi-experimental research designs for the study of human sciences. Exemplary studies from family therapy literature are included. Offered summer term. Prerequisite: SFTD 5007 or equivalent (3 credit hours) SFTD 6110—Systems Application in the Family Life Cycle of Aging This course will provide a focus on the major concepts of systems thinking as applied to the family life cycle of aging. The class will focus on foundational concepts of systemic theories associated with the work of Gregory Bateson, Humberto Maturana, and Heinz von Foester. Students will have an opportunity to explore interactional theories informed by cybernetics, language, and natural systems metaphors in the framework of the aging process. This course will provide not only an opportunity to learn about systemic theories, but also a possibility to reflect on applications of such theoretical

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