NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

168 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Couple and Family Therapy Programs and career building skills, as well as participate in academic publishing, research projects, and professional presentations across various venues. All students are required to demonstrate they possess doctoral-level competency in both writing and professional presentation skills. (3 credit hours) SFTD 6900—Dissertation This course includes the development, writing, and defense of the dissertation. When approved, students register for at least 2 credit hours per term. (9 credit hours minimum) SFTD 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: SFTD 6200 (3 credit hours) SFTD 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: SFTD 5006 (3 credit hours) SFTD 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: SFTD 5006 (3 credit hours) SFTD 7313—Individual and Group Psychotherapy This course reviews major theories of psychotherapy and understanding of psychosocial development on which they are based. It explores individual and group techniques from psychodynamic, behavioral/cognitive, humanist/experiential, and systemic approaches. (3 credit hours) SFTD 7350—Qualitative Research II This research course explores how qualitative data are transformed and categorized during description, explanation, and interpretation. Students are introduced to a variety of inductive, deductive, and abductive methods for categorizing meaning and interactive processes. Computer-assisted qualitative data analysis methods are addressed. Family therapy-related studies are offered. Offered summer term. Prerequisites: SFTD 5007, SFTD 6430 (3 credit hours) SFTD 7360—Teaching Practicum This supervised teaching experience in undergraduate or graduate instruction in family therapy or a related field provides students with opportunities to develop their pedagogical understanding of teaching and enhance their teaching skills. Prerequisites: SFTD 6310 and faculty approval. (3 credit hours) SFTD 7410—Clinical or Research Internship This internship provides students with the opportunity to advance their clinical and practice skills while they complete the clinical requirements for the program and for marriage and family therapy licensure. Students who are already licensed can take the research internship to expand their research skills and/ or work with faculty members on a research project. Faculty approval is required. Prerequisites: SFTD 5045, SFTD 5046, SFTD 6520, SFTD 7301, SFTD 7302, SFTD 7311, and successful completion of the clinical portfolio (3 credit hours) SFTM 5036—Infant Mental Health This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the growing field of infant mental health. Emphasis will be placed on clinical assessment and treatment of mental health issues among infants and their caregivers within the contexts of social, cultural, and family systems. This course is a preparation for those who may wish to become certified in the area of infant mental health. It will also be useful for those who wish to practice general marriage and family therapy and gain more knowledge of the early parenting years of the family life cycle. Offered winter term. (3 credit hours) SFTM 5037—Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Suicide is one of themost dangerous actions inwhich depressed people engage that may, in fact, be preventable. This is true for those with suicidal ideation at all ages. This course will help the student learn how to identify the potential for suicide and how to respond and refer. Since suicide is often precipitated by situational crises, early intervention techniques, particularly the identification of suicide potential, is crucial. Suicide ideation is frequently seen in criminal defendants, especially those who make suicide attempts when first admitted to jail or prison. Suicide-by-cop and highly publicized intentional and random multiple-shooting events will be studied to better understand the shooter’s motivations and early identification. Effective suicide prevention and crisis intervention strategies will be explored. Offered winter term. (3 credit hours) SFTM 5038—Military Families This course will prepare the student to work with active military and veterans and their families. The course will cover the military culture as it interacts with the dominant culture and trace the history of cultural conflict between these different ethics. In addition, course material will be presented on PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder as they particularly apply to military situations. The stresses of deployment and reintegration on the spouses and children of active-duty military and veterans will also be discussed. The student will become prepared to work in Veterans Administration and Department of Defense settings