Course Breakdown

Courses in the marriage and family therapy specialization are designed to comply with COAMFTE academic requirements as well as satisfying specific program needs. Courses are listed by COAMFTE academic categories.

Theoretical Foundations of Marital and Family Therapy

Course Number Course Title Credits
CDFS 657 Social Constructionist Family Therapies 3
CDFS 665 Transgenerational Family Therapies 3

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Assessment and Treatment in Marital and Family Therapy

Course Number Course Title Credits
CDFS 590 Couple Therapy 3
CDFS 660 Family Therapy Skills 3
CDFS 663 Structural, Strategic, and Systemic Family Therapies 3
PSY 673 Psychology of Behavior Disorders 3
CDFS 671 Sex Therapy 3

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Human Development and Family Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits
CDFS 601 Advanced Child Development 3

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Ethics and Professional Studies

Course Number Course Title Credits
CDFS 680 Professional Issues for Child and Family Specialists 3

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Research

Course Number Course Title Credits
PSY 605 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3
CDFS 615 Research Methods in Child and Family Study 4
CDFS 698 Research M.S. Thesis 6

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Electives (Students must take a minimum of one course.)

Course Number Course Title Credits
CDFS 590 Trauma, Recovery & Family Therapy 3
CDFS 590 Children In Family Therapy 3