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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| 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.