Required Coursework

Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy

Required Courses

AREA I: Theoretical Foundations (6)
5600:655 (3)  Marriage and Family Therapy: Theories and Techniques
5600:669 (3)  Systems Theory in Family Therapy

AREA II: Clinical Practice (16)
5600:667 (3)  Marital Therapy
5600:646 (3)  Multicultural Counseling
5600:651 (3)  Techniques of Counseling (register for MFT Section)
5600:653 (4)  Group Counseling
5600:664 (3)  DSM IV

AREA III: Individual Development and Family Relations (9)
5600:648 (3)  Individual and Family Development Across the Lifespan
5600:620 (3)  Issues in Sexuality for Counselors
5600:662 (3)  Personality and Abnormal Behavior

AREA IV: Professional Identity and Ethics (3)
5600:623 (3)  MFC/T Ethics and Professional Identity (1st semester)

AREA V: Research (6)
5100:640 (3)  Techniques of Research (Ed. Foundations)
5600:656 (3)  Assessment Methods & Treatment Issues in MFT

AREA VI: Additional CACREP Core Counseling Courses (10)
5600:643 (3)  Counseling Theory and Philosophy
5600:645 (4)  Tests and Appraisal in Counseling
5600:647 (3)  Career Development and Counseling Across the Lifespan

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS (13)

Total of 500 direct client contact hours. Students will not be permitted to enroll in these clinical experiences until they have met acceptable competency ratings in Areas I – V.

5600:695 (2)  Field Experience: (Pre-practicum one hour field experience must be taken each semester, the two semesters immediately before enrolling in Practicum.)
5600:675 (5)  Practicum (register for MFC/T section) *Background check required.
5600:685 (6)  Internship (register for MFC/T section) )**CT status required.

 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE: 63

MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING/THERAPY

PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. Karin Jordan Dr. Karin Jordan
Department Chair; Professor
(330) 972-5515

The University of Akron

Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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