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M.A. in Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy Curriculum

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M.A. in Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy

Fall or spring entry, five semesters. (60 units) Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

First Semester: Offered in Fall and Spring - 13 Units
Course Number Course Name # of Units
PSY502A Family Therapy (3.00 units)
PSY507 Foundations (3.00 units)
PSY503 Developmental Psychology (3.00 units)
PSY518A Introduction to Research - I (1.00 unit)
PSY519A Case Conference: Pragmatics of Human Communication (3.00 units)

SecondSemester: Offered Spring or Summer - 13/14 Units
Course Number Course Name # of Units
PSY504 Diversity and Social Justice in Families, Schools and Other Systems (3.00 units)
PSY539 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues (3.00 units)
PSY520A Abnormal Psychology (2.00 units)
PSY520B Assessment and Treatment in a Developmental Context
(Spring entry students take 520B in their final summer of attendance)
(2.00 units)
PSY519B Case Conference/Practicum (3.00 units)

Summer Semester: Offered Summer Only - 12/13 Units
Course Number Course Name # of Units
PSY529 Group Dynamics (3.00 units)
PSY600

Fundamentals of Addiction (Spring entry students take this in their first summer of attendance)

(3.00 units)
PSY549
Psychological Testing (3.00 units)
PSY596 Field Study Practicum - (Required if seeing clients) (1.00 unit)
  Concentration/Electives: Chosen by student
(Classes do not meet within regular class day)
(3.00 units)

Third Semester: Fall Only - 12 Units
Course Number Course Name # of Units
PSY550 MFTs in Community Mental Health (2.00 units)
PSY528 Couples Therapy and Human Sexuality (3.00 units)
PSY531A Applied Therapeutic Methodology (1.00 unit)
PSY533A Practicum (2.00 units)
PSY518B Intro to Research - II (1.00 unit)
  Concentration/Electives: Chosen by student
(Classes do not meet within regular class day)
(3.00 units)

Fourth Semester: Spring Only - 9/10 Units

Course Number Course Name # of Units
PSY547 Psychopharmacology (3.00 units)
PSY531B Applied Therapeutic Methodology (1.00 unit)
PSY533B Practicum (2.00 units)
PSY518C Professional Project
(Only for Fall Entry students in their final semester.)
(1.00 unit)
  Concentration/Electives
(Classes do not meet within regular class day)
(3.00 units)

This curriculum meets all the educational requirements of California’s Board of Behavioral Sciences for Marriage and Family Therapy licensure (LMFT). Students wishing to qualify additionally for licensure as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) may do so via selection of appropriate electives.

Concentrations currently being offered include:
Co-Occurring Disorders
Post Modern Therapies
Community Mental Health
Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)



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