The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) specialization, which is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Marriage & Family Therapy Education, provides a specific professional curriculum that prepares graduates for licensure as marriage and family therapists. Courses focus on individual and family development, evidence-based clinical practices, social justice frameworks, and research methods. MFT students also complete a thesis. Training includes practica and internships with live supervision in the CSU Center for Family and Couple Therapy as well as Campus Connections: Therapeutic Mentoring At Risk Youth and other clinical programs. MFT graduates go on to work as therapists in private practice or at for-profit and non-profit mental health agencies. Some students enter doctoral programs upon graduation, including CSU's Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science.
For more information, please visit the Department of Human Development & Family Studies Marriage and Family Therapy Program.
Effective Fall 2015
|EDCO 693||Seminar-Guidance and Counseling 1||3|
|HDFS 500||Issues in Human Development & Family Studies||3|
|HDFS 501||Readings in the Discipline||1|
|HDFS 520||Family Therapy Practice: Treatment Planning||3|
|HDFS 521||Family Therapy Practice: Common Factors||3|
|HDFS 524||Family Theory||3|
|HDFS 534||Marriage and Family Therapy||3|
|HDFS 549||Research Methods I||3|
|HDFS 550||Research Methods II||3|
|HDFS 620||Family Therapy Practice: Addictions||3|
|HDFS 621||Family Therapy Practice: Topics in Sexuality||3|
|HDFS 624||Skills and Techniques in Family Therapy||3|
|HDFS 644||Foundations in Family Therapy||3|
|HDFS 676||Professional Skills Development||3|
|HDFS 677||Ethical and Legal Issues||3|
|HDFS 687C||Internship: Marriage and Family Therapy||Var.|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Risk and Resilience|
|Early Child Development|
|Adult Development and Aging|
|Seminar: Lifespan Socioemotional Development|
|Seminar: Lifespan Cognitive Development|
|Select at least one from the following:||3|
|Family Issues: Intimacy and Human Sexuality|
|Family Issues: Parenting|
|Program Total Credits:||60|
A minimum of 60 credits are required to complete this program.
Select seminar when topic is Guidance and Counseling only.