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M.A. in Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy

The Master of Arts degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)/Art Therapy curriculum meets the educational requirements as established by the Board of Behavioral Sciences for LMFT licensure, as well as the educational standards of the American Art Therapy Association. (61.00 units)

First Semester
Course Number Course Name # of Units
PSY502A Family Therapy: Systemic Approaches (3.00 units)
PSY503 Developmental Psychology (3.00 units)
PSY507 Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3.00 units)
PSY513A Case Conference/AT: Pragmatics and Human Communication (3.00 units)
PSY561 History and Literature of Art Therapy (1.00 unit)
PSY562 Studio Art Therapy Principles (2.00 units)

Second Semester
Course Number Course Name # of Units
PSY504 Diversity and Social Justice in Families, Schools, and Other Systems (3.00 units)
PSY513B Case Conference/AT: Practicum (3.00 units)
PSY520A Abnormal Psychology (2.00 units)
PSY520B Assessment and Treatment in a Developmental Context (2.00 units)
PSY539 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues (3.00 units)
PSY541 Introduction to Research/AT - I (1.00 unit)
PSY569 Art Therapy Dynamics and Applications (2.00 units)

Third Semester/Summer Semester
Course Number Course Name # of Units
PSY514 Group Dynamics/AT (3.00 units)
PSY542 Introduction to Research/AT - II (1.00 unit)
PSY549 Psychological Testing (3.00 units)
PSY600 Fundamentals of Addiction (3.00 units)
PSY596 Field Study Practicum/AT
Required if Seeing Clients
(2.00 units)

Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name # of Units
PSY528 Couple Therapy and Sex Therapy (3.00 units)
PSY543 Professional Paper Research/AT - I (1.00 unit)
PSY550 MFTs in Community Mental Health (2.00 units)
PSY551A Interpersonal Neurobiology: Introduction (2.00 units)
PSY553A Applied Therapeutic Methodology/AT - I (1.00 unit)
PSY554A Practicum/AT - I (2.00 units)

Fifth Semester
Course Number Course Name # of Units
PSY544 Professional Paper Research/AT - II (1.00 unit)
PSY547 Psychopharmacology (3.00 units)
PSY551B Interpersonal Neurobiology: Applications (2.00 units)
PSY553B Applied Therapeutic Methodology/AT - II (1.00 unit)
PSY554B Practicum/AT - II (2.00 units)


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