The M.S. degree in couples and family therapy includes some of the CFT courses listed below as well as courses from other programs in the College of Education and Counseling Psychology. The CFT Program Progression can found in under MS Requirements and you can consult the UO Class Schedule to find out when these course are offered and register.
CFT 614 Child Mental Health and Diagnosis
Emphasizes the etiology, nosology, phenomenology, and diagnosis of mental health disorders in children. Examines social and cultural assumptions about “normal” versus “pathological” behavior, cognition, and emotion.
CFT 620 Mental Health and Diagnosis
Study of maladaptive behavior, treatment, and prevention emphasizing the integrative contributions of biological, behavior, cognitive, psychodynamic, humanist-existential, and community perspectives, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
CFT 621 Ethics Discussion
Provides an opportunity to more fully examine and discuss ethical and legal considerations for couples and family therapists with emphasis on relational-systemic elements of ethical decision-making.
CFT 622 Relational Assessment
Examines evidence-based practices for assessment in couples therapy. Integrates systems and communication theory with emerging contextual and behavior-assessment models.
CFT 624 Group Psychotherapy
Presents basic elements of group process; includes introduction to group work, guidelines for multicultural practice, ethical and professional issues in group practice, and group leadership.
CFT 625 Violence, Trauma, and Healing
Theories and research on the acceleration and cessation of violence in the family and assessment of responses to violent family behaviors and to perpetrators, survivors, and families.
CFT 627 Advanced Theories in Relational Therapy
Studies theories and models of couples and family therapy; self-evaluation of clinical work. Examines integration, specifically the metaframeworks model, solution-focused therapy, and emotionally focused therapy.
CFT 629 Intimate Partner Therapy
Application of systems theory to problems within relationships and their resolution. Includes research findings, assessment, motivation, change, content and process, ethics, and social-macro considerations.
CFT 630 Wellness and Spirituality
Provides an understanding of existential issues, spirituality, and wellness. Working with clients’ life-cycle stages and health-stress issues; resources to promote wellness.