|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 Systems 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 Counseling||
|PSYU 565||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.||
MA in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy
A master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Brandman University prepares you to support and address the needs of individuals, spouses, families and diverse communities.
Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy Degree Overview
This national-online program was designed by scholar practitioners with years of clinical experience so you can learn how to better serve your community as a marriage and family counselor. Our master's in marriage and family therapy program meets the requirements for licensure in California, and 39 other states.
Why Brandman University?
- The MFT program is convenient and built for working adults
- Practicum support is provided with an active list of available sites
- Lead faculty available for mentoring and support for traineeship/fieldwork requirements
- Transfer up to 12-semester credits*
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