Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling

Pre-2015 3-Year Curriculum

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

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Fall Semester 9 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 I 1 Hour
Winter Semester
Cycled Course (Winter of 1st or 2nd year)[0 - 1] Hour
Spring Semester 8 Hours
01PSY562Theory and Practice of Counseling & Psychotherapy0 Hours
01PSY566Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling3 Hours
01PSY571Group Theories and Practice3 Hours
01PSY611Application of Fundamental Therapy Skills1 Hour
01PSY624 Psychology in Relation to Theology II1 Hour
Summer Semester 7 Hours
01PSY550Professional, Ethical and Legal Studies3 Hours
01PSY569Neurobiology1 Hours
01PSY6562Clinical Internship*2 Hours
01NT613Paul & Personal Relationships1 Hour
Fall Semester 9 Hours
01PSY656Clinical Internship*2 Hours
01PSY572Advanced Individual and Systemic Counseling2 Hours
01OT500Introduction to Biblical Theology2 Hours
Cycled Courses3 Hours
Winter Semester[1 - 2] Hours
01PSY651Clinical Internship*1 Hour
Cycled Course (Winter of 1st or 2nd year)0 Hours
Spring Semester 10 Hours
01PSY656Clinical Internship*2 Hours
01ST601Covenant Theology2 Hours
Cycled Courses6 Hours
Summer Semester 4 Hours
01PSY6562Clinical Internship*2 Hours
01PSY544Evaluation & Assessment**2 Hours
Fall Semester 8 Hours
01PSY656Clinical Internship****[0-2] Hours
01PSY573Sexuality and Sex Therapy3 Hours
01ST506ST Survey2 Hours
01PSY545Testing & Assessment (Optional)0 - 1 Hour
Cycled Courses3 Hours
Winter Semester0 Hours
01PSY651Clinical Internship****[0-1] Hour
Spring Semester 11 Hours
01PSY656Clinical Internship***[0-2] Hours
01OT513OT Wisdom Literature for Christian Counseling3 Hours
01ST507Applied Theology2 Hours
Cycled Courses6 Hours
Summer Semester 1 Hours
1PSY6562Clinical Internship***[0-2] Hours
1PSY626Psychology in Relation to Theology III***1 Hours

Cycle A 
Human Growth & Development - 3
Crisis Situations - 1
Career and Lifestyle Development - 3
Research and Program Evaluation - 3
Cycle B
Psychopathology - 3
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.
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.

** 1PSY544 may be taken for 3 credit hours for additional experience using learned evaluations and assessments in the clinical internship.

*** The 7 semester hours of PSY656 in the third year are not required to complete the degree if the student completes the 500 face-to-face hours prior to the third year.  However, students will need to continue to register for PSY656 until they have completed their clinical hours.

In addition, PSY656 (Clinical Internship) is strongly recommended in Year 3, as well as taking PSY626 Psych in Relation to Theology III in the Summer of Year 3.  If Clinic credit in Year 3 is not taken, PSY626 Psychology in Relation to Theology III must be taken in the Summer of Year 2.  PSY626 can only be taken after completing 7 hours of clinical credit, or with permission of the Program Director for exceptions.


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