NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

166 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Couple and Family Therapy Programs concepts while examining the process of aging and family interactions involving older adults. Offered winter term. (3 credit hours) SFTD 6120—Relationships in Aging Multidimensional in nature, aging invites diverse health care professionals to work together to examine its various aspects. This course will offer students an opportunity to reflect on diverse relationships among older adults themselves, senior health care consumers and their health care providers, and various health care professionals who are taking care of the aging population. The role modification in the American household, romantic relationships in later life, and the societal outlook on the process of aging are just a few topics addressed in this class. Students will also examine current needs and requirements of the working environment with older adults, including the subject of integrative primary care and the necessity of multidisciplinary teamwork. Offered winter term. (3 credit hours) SFTD 6130—Caregiving in the Family Caregiving constitutes a challenging experience for the whole family. This course will provide an opportunity to examine diverse characteristics of the caregivers, emotional and physical issues associated with caregiving, and existing resources implemented to support families and caretakers. In addition, students will have an opportunity to examine the notions of well-being and quality of life as applied to those providing and receiving care. While reflecting on the caregiving process, students will use concepts from such theoretical frameworks as constructivism, social constructionism, and general systems theory to investigate diverse perceptions and ideas about caregiving. Providing theoretical guidelines, this class will also give students a possibility to acquire attuned therapeutic skills to provide assistance to caregivers and their families. Offered summer term. (3 credit hours) SFTD 6140—Grief and Loss in Aging Loss has multiple faces, especially when growing older. The experiences of loss are uniquely tinted by our cultural framework, spiritual beliefs, family traditions, and individual values. This course offers students an opportunity to examine 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) SFTD 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. Approval is needed to register for Internal Practicum IV. Prerequisites: SFTD 5006, SFTD 5008, SFTD 5300 (3 credit hours each, for a total of 12 credit hours) SFTD 6320—Supervision Practicum 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. (3 credit hours) SFTD 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) SFTD 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) SFTD 6410—Quantitative Research II This course provides an overview of the principles and techniques of computer-aided data analysis with an introduction to the use of univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistics for hypothesis testing. An in-depth look at the theory and assessment of reliability and validity are included. Offered fall term. Prerequisites: SFTD 5007, SFTD 5410 (3 credit hours) SFTD 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.

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