Doctoral Student Learning Outcomes

Counselor Education & Supervision: Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy Track

Outcome 1. Doctoral candidates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas specific to the MFT doctoral curriculum: 

  • theoretical foundations (Advanced Systems, Topical Issues in MFT)
  • professional identity & ethics (5600:725, and Topical Issues in MFT)
  • individual development and family relations (5600:660 and 5600:622)
  • clinical application (5600:702, 5600:785)
  • research (5600:756)

How is this outcome assessed?

1.    COAMFTE core areas:

  • All knowledge outcomes are assessed as a capstone experience through the doctoral comprehensive examination with a score of “pass.”

Outcome 2.  Doctoral MFC/T candidates will demonstrate advanced competencies in clinical work with successful completion of Advanced Practica (5600:702) and Internship (5600:785).

  • rating of competent at end of advanced practicums (5600:702), as evidenced by supervisors (on-site) evaluation.
  • rating of competent at end of each semester of internship (5600:785) as evidenced by supervisors (off-site) evaluation.

How is this outcome assessed?

2.    Clinical competencies:

  • Assessed as capstone experiences using a rubric aligned with The Professional Marriage & Family Therapy Principles.

Outcome 3.  Doctoral MFC/T candidates will demonstrate competency in MFT supervision (5600:737 and 5600:738). 

How is this outcome assessed?

3.    Supervision competencies:

  • Assessed as capstone experience using successful “pass” on supervision topic area of doctoral comprehensive exam, and grade of “B” or better upon completion of requirements for Supervision 5600:737 and Supervision 5600:738.

Outcome 4.  Doctoral MFC/T candidates will demonstrate competency in research.

How is this outcome assessed?

4.    Research competencies:

  • Successful completion of doctoral proposal requirements.
  • Successful completion of doctoral dissertation defense.

COUNSELOR EDUCATION AND SUPERVISION:  MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY TRACK

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