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Spring, 2013

FT530A

Associate Director of Clinical Training

 

FT530A: CLINICAL FOUNDATIONS I: BASIC SKILLS.  Associate Director of Clinical Training

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

This course is designed to provide the MFT masters students with a clinical foundation for therapeutic practice that can be applied among differing theoretical models and across the vast variety of clinical situations.  The focus of this course will be professional identity formation, the integration of faith and therapeutic practice, and building basic competency skills.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1.     Students will gain a foundational knowledge for therapeutic practice.

2.     Students will gain the basic clinical skills necessary for a therapeutic setting.

3.     Student will gain awareness and knowledge pertaining to personal capacity as a beginning therapist.

 

RELATIONSHIP TO SCHOOL AND SEMINARY LEARNING OUTCOMES:

This course will begin to prepare students to provide preventative and/or transformational mental health services, apply the insights of Christian theology along with the techniques of the social and behavioral sciences, and identify critical issues of diversity and make appropriate responses, and prepare them to pursue a career in marital and family therapy.

 

COURSE FORMAT:

This 2 unit course meets 2 hours weekly for 10 consecutive weeks.  Course will include lecture, discussion, and role plays.

 

REQUIRED READING:

Ivey, A.E., Ivey, M.B., & Zalaquett, C.P.  (2010).  Intentional interviewing and counseling:  Facilitating client development in a multicultural society, 7th ed.  Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.  ISBN: 978-0-495-60123-4 Estimated retail price: $113.95

Patterson, J., Williams, L., Edwards, T.M., Chamow, L., & Grauf-Grounds, C.  (2009).  Essential skills in family therapy, from the first interview to termination, 2nd ed.  New York: The Guilford Press.  ISBN: 9781606233054 Estimated retail price: $38.00

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Scheduled readings are to be completed before class.  Students will facilitate small group discussions as well as be expected to engage in large group discussions.  Videotape of basic skills, peer review, a journal, and self-reflection paper required for final evaluation.

 

PREREQUISITES:

Enrollment in MS MFT program.

 

RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM:

1.     Meets BPC Sections 4980.36(c)(1)(C); 4980.36(c)(3); 4980.36(d)(2)(D),(E),(J) for the State of CA.

2.     Meets AAMFT core competency domains 1.2, 1.3, 3.2, 5.1, 5.2.

 

FINAL EXAMINATION:

Final project.