Curriculum

Preparing students to  
lead social change.

Preparing students to
lead social change.

Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy is a 60 credit hour program that includes coursework and a clinical training practicum. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below.

Course are listed under the categories of Foundational Curricular Areas (FCA) as outlined by the COAMFTE Accreditation Standards Version 12:

 

FCA 1: Foundations of Relational/Systemic Practice, Theories & Models

  • Assessment and Treatment Planning with Individual and Family Systems
  • Overview of Modern Approaches to Couple and Family Therapy
  • Overview of Postmodern Approaches to Couple and Family Therapy

FFCA 2: Clinical Treatment with Individuals, Couples and Families

  • Basic Skills of Therapy for CFTs
  • Family Therapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Therapy with Couples

FCA 3: Diverse, Multicultural and/or Underserved Communities

  • Culture and Diversity in Couple and Family Therapy

FCA 4: Research & Evaluation

  • Research Methods

FCA 5: Professional identity, Law, Ethics & Social Responsibility

  • Professional Identity, Law, and Ethics in Couple and Family Therapy CFT
  • Professional Development Seminar
  • CFT Professional Identity and Practicum Seminar
  • CFT Professional Identity Seminar and Capstone Project

FCA 6: Biopsychosocial Health & Development across the Life Span

  • Individual Life Span and the Family Life Cycle

FCA 7: Systemic/Relational Assessment & Mental Health Diagnosis & Treatment

  • Biopsychosocial Bases of Health and Dysfunction for CFTs

FCA8: Contemporary Issues

  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Addictive Disorders
  • Sexuality with Couples and Families
  • International Immersion and Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Other electives as offered in the department

FCA9: Community Intersections & Collaboration

  • Social Justice Practicum I
  • Social Justice Practicum II
  • Fundamentals of Adlerian Psychology and Parenting

Foundational Practice Component

  • CFT Practicum and Practicum Seminar I
  • CFT Practicum and Practicum Seminar II
  • CFT Practicum and Practicum Seminar III

Find course descriptions and more information in the Adler University Course Catalog at adler.edu/catalog.