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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FCL 344 - Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy

Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) including systems theory, MFT as a profession, and requirements for entry into MFT graduate programs. Basic skills and interventions that can be applied in many social service settings. Formerly FS 344, students may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisite: FCL 101.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the core assumptions of Family Systems Theory and how they apply to the practice of MFT.
  • Explain the similarities and differences among MFT models of therapy.
  • Identify personal identities, experiences, and assumptions, and describe how these might influence work with clients who are similar and different.
  • Demonstrate basic skills and interventions used in the MFT profession.
  • Discuss the ethical, clinical, and legal complexities when working with children in a systemic framework.
  • Develop a basic personal theory of change in counseling.
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