Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling

Pre-2015 2-Year Curriculum

This curriculum applies only to those who began the program prior to 2015.

Read more about the MFTC program | 2-year plan | 3-year plan | pre-2015 3-year plan

Fall Semester14 Hours
01PSY501Fundamental Therapy Skills2 Hours
01PSY503Advanced Therapy Skills2 Hours
01PSY562Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy2 Hours
01PSY564Family Systems in Cultural Perspective2 Hours
01PSY622Psychology in Relation to Theology I1 Hour
01OT500Introduction to Biblical Theology2 Hours
Cycled Courses3 Hours
Winter Semester2 or 3 Hours
 Cycled Course (Winter of 1st or 2nd year)0 Hours
Spring Semester16 Hours
01PSY562Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy 
(continued from Fall)
0 Hours
01PSY566Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy3 Hours
01PSY571Group Theories and Practice3 Hours
01PSY624Psychology in Relation to Theology II1 Hour
01PSY611Application of Fundamental Therapy Skills1 Hour
01ST601Covenant Theology2 Hours
 Cycled Courses6 Hours
Summer Semester9 Hours
01PSY551Professional, Ethical and Legal Studies3 Hours
01PSY569Neurobiology1 Hour
01PSY656Clinical Internship*2 Hours
01PSY544Evaluation & Assessment2 Hours
01NT613Paul & Personal Relationships1 Hour
Fall Semester12  Hours
01PSY572Advanced Individual & Systemic Counseling2 Hours
01PSY573Sexuality and Sex Therapy3 Hours
01PSY656Clinical Internship*2 Hours
01ST506ST Survey2 Hours
01PSY545Testing & Assess. (Optional)0 - 1 Hour
 Cycled Courses3 Hours
Winter Semester1 or 2 Hours
01PSY656Clinical Internship*1 Hour
 Cycled Course (Winter of 1st or 2nd year)1 Hour
Spring Semester13 Hours
01PSY656Clinical Internship*2 Hours
01OT513OT Wisdom Lit for Christian Counseling3 Hours
01ST507Applied Theology2 Hours
 Cycled Courses6 Hours
Summer Semester3 Hours
01PSY626Psychology in Relation to Theology III1 Hour
01PSY656Clinical Internship*2 Hours
Cycle A 
Human Growth & Development - 3
Career and Lifestyle Development - 3
Research and Program Evaluation - 3
Cycle B
Psychopathology - 3
Crisis Situations - 1
Social and Cultural Issues - 3
Addictions and Abuse - 3

  Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling
Note: Students may take Systematic Theology and/or their Biblical Studies elective(s) in either year, but they are encouraged to take them in the recommended order above. The faculty advisor must approve selection of the English Bible courses.

Those MFT students wishing to participate in Commencement exercises must have ALL coursework complete at the end of the spring semester of the 2nd year. See the Registrar for details.
The cycled courses are offered in alternate years. Students should take the courses when they are offered.
* To complete the Clinical Internship requirement, the student must complete a minimum of 9 semester hours of PSY656 Clinical Internship over 15 months (12 months must be consecutive) and a minimum of 500 face-to-face client hours with 250 relational hours.  MFTC students registered for PSY656 Clinical Internship may carry no more than 15 clients and no less than 5 clients.  All MFTC students must be registered for PSY656 Clinical Internship in order to see clients in clinic, and may continue to register for PSY656 until the 500 client hours are complete.

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