NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

170 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Couple and Family Therapy Programs individual development, unique individual difference, culture, socioeconomic context, and family context will be considered and integrated with major models of family therapy. Therapy techniques appropriate for each stage of development will be explored. Offered fall term. (3 credit hours) SFTM 5350—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. Prerequisite: SFTM 5310 (3 credit hours) SFTM 5355—Introduction to Equine-Assisted Family Therapy This course will provide students with an introduction to all aspects of equine-assisted mental health approaches. Beginning with an overview of the rapidly growing animalassisted therapy field, the course will cover in greater depth equine-assisted psychotherapy, teambuilding, and therapeutic riding programs. Through hands-on experience working with horses, students will be introduced to the equine-assisted family therapy model being developed as a collaborative effort between NSU’s Family Therapy Program and Stable Foundations, an independent, equine-assisted therapy program in the community. Offered fall and winter terms. (3 credit hours) SFTM 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) SFTM 5357—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) SFTM 5361—Developing a Private Practice 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. (3 credit hours) SFTM 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. (3 credit hours) SFTM 5363—Advanced Equine 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) SFTM 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) SFTM 5367—Working with Autism and ADHD: Applied Behavior Analysis and Systemic Thinking This course reviews prevalent neurobiological disorders, specifically autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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