2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Marriage and Family Therapy, M.A.:

Dr. Hye Jin Kim, Interim Program Coordinator

Room: EC-232A

Tel: 908- 737-5884

Email: hyekim@kean.edu


Program Description

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program is a 48-credit professional training program that is structured to satisfy the educational require­ments for Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in New Jersey. The program includes a two-term internship that generally follows the marriage and family coursework, but is largely free of other educational and professional demands. Students in the MFT program are required to complete a minimum of 500 client contact hours and 100 hours of face-to-face supervision during the course of their internship and practicum experience. The curriculum, designed within the practitioner-scholar model, is devised to enable successful graduates to function as marriage and family therapists in a variety of settings. Through required coursework, practica and internship experiences, students are provided an opportunity to develop skills in assessment, interviewing and coun­seling with individuals, couples and families. The program stresses the need for marriage and family therapists to understand the varied religious, ethnic, cultural and national characteristics of their clientele.

 

Prerequisites

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • 12 credits in the Behavioral Sciences (at least six of which are in psychology including General Psychology) (These courses may be taken as co-requisites)

Degree Requirements

Interm Program Coordinator: Dr. Hye Jin Kim

Room: EC-232A

Tel: 908- 737-5884

Email: hyekim@kean.edu

Program Description

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program is a 48 credit professional training program that is structured to satisfy the educational requirements for Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in New Jersey. The program includes a two-term internship that generally follows the marriage and family course work, but is largely free of other educational and professional demands. Students in the MFT program are required to complete a minimum of 500 client contact hours and 100 hours of face-to-face supervision during the course of their internship and practicum experience. The curriculum, designed within the practitioner-scholar model, is devised to enable successful graduates to function as marriage and family therapists in a variety of settings. Through required coursework, practica and internship experiences, students are provided an opportunity to develop skills in assessment, interviewing and counseling with individuals, couples and families. The program stresses the need for marriage and family therapists to understand the varied religious, ethnic, cultural and national characteristics of their clientele.

Prerequisites

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • 12 credits in the Behavioral Sciences (at least six of which are in psychology including General Psychology) (These courses may be taken as co-requisites)
*Comprehensive Examination required for graduation*

Thesis Option 6

PSY 5910RESEARCH METHODS SEMINAR

3

PSY 5920THESIS SEMINAR

3

Required Courses 48

ID 5020READINGS IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

3

PSY 5040HUMAN SEXUALITY AND GENDER

3

PSY 5130HUMAN DEV. ACROSS LIFE SPAN

3

PSY 5500CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

3

PSY 5530ADVANCED ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

PSY 5720FAMILYSYSTEMS THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES TECHNIQUES

3

PSY 5730Clinical Practicum Marriage Family Ther AND FAMILY THERAPY

3

PSY 5740CLINICAL & GROUP PRACTICE FAMILY THERPY IN FAMILY THERAPY

3

PSY 5760TREATMENT ISSUES COUPLES FAMILY THERAPY AND FAMILY THERAPY

3

PSY 5770MARITAL THERAPY: THEORY & TECH

3

PSY 5780FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY THERAPY

3

PSY 6600LEGAL,ETHICAL&PRO ISSUES MARRIAGE FAM IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

3

PSY 6610HUMAN DIVERSITY IN MARRIAGE&FAM THER AND FAMILY THERAPY

3

PSY 6620PRAC. MARRIAGE & FAM THERAPY

3

PSY 6700INTERN/MARRAIGE FAM/THERP/I

3

PSY 6710INTERNSHIP IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY II

3