|PSYU 502||History and Foundations of Therapeutic Practices||
|PSYU 506||Ethical and Professional Issues||
|PSYU 522||Individual and Family Development||
|PSYU 528||Research and Bibliographic Methods||
|PSYU 534||Clinical Assessment||
|Foundation Courses Subtotal||
|Marriage and Family Studies and Therapy|
||Family Therapy Theories and Techniques: A Modern Emphasis
||Family Therapy Theories and Techniques: A Postmodern Emphasis
|Marriage and Family Studies and Therapy Subtotal
|Multicultural Counseling and Techniques
||Clinical Issues in Human Diversity
|Multicultural Counseling and Techniques Subtotal
|Adult Counseling Core|
||Psychopathology and Diagnosis
||Advanced Individual Therapy I
|Adult Counseling Core Subtotal
|PSYU 530||Theory and Practice of Group Therapy||
|PSYU 518||Child/Adolescent Psychopathology and Child Abuse Reporting||3|
|PSYU 581||Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Disorders||3|
||Community and Environmental Mental Health||3|
||Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse||3|
|Specialized Topics Subtotal||18|
|PSYU 660||MFT Practicum I*: A Systemic Lens of the Developing Therapist
|PSYU 661||Practicum II*: Contextualizing the Content of Therapy
||Practicum III*: Exploring the Therapeutic Process
||Practicum IV*: Theoretical Application and Capstone 1
||Practicum V*: Social Context and Capstone 2
|PSYU 665||Practicum VI*: Beyond the Classroom and Capstone 3
|*If a student does not complete the required practicum hours and/or the Capstone Case Study during the PSYU 660, 661, 662, 663. 664, 665 course series, s/he will be enrolled in a required PSYU 695 Practicum Continuation course (0 credits) and required to pay a Practicum Continuation fee, per each course and session, until the student receives a P in the PSYU 660, 661, 662, 663. 664, 665 courses or until the student's seven-year program completion timeline has expired. Students will accumulate hours toward their practicum requirements only when enrolled in PSYU 660, 661, 662, 663. 664, 665, or 695.||
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