Couples and Family Therapy Courses

CFT 401 Research: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 407 Seminar: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 410 Experimental Course: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 412 Healthy Relationships
3 Credits
Addresses the knowledge, skills, and behaviors associated with engaging in healthy relationships.

CFT 503 Thesis
116 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 507 Seminar: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 510 Experimental Course: [Topic]
1-5 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 512 Healthy Relationships
3 Credits
Addresses the knowledge, skills, and behaviors associated with engaging in healthy relationships.

CFT 601 Research: [Topic]
116 Credits
A current topic is methods.

CFT 605 Reading and Conference: [Topic]
116 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 606 Field Studies: [Topic]
116 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 607 Seminar: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 608 Workshop: [Topic]
116 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 609 Practicum: [Topic]
116 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 610 Experimental Course: [Topic]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

CFT 612 Parenting Interventions
2 Credits
Examines evidence-based practices for parenting children and adolescents, including trauma-focused parenting strategies.

CFT 614 Child Mental Health and Diagnosis
4 Credits
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 615 Introduction to Marriage Family Therapy
3 Credits
Surveys the distinct disciplines of marriage and family therapy.

CFT 616 Systems Theory Foundations
3 Credits
Surveys macro theories and their relationship to families and family therapy with emphasis on systems, communications, and ecological theories.

CFT 620 Mental Health and Diagnosis
3 Credits
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
1 Credit
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
1 Credit
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
3 Credits
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
4 Credits
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 626 Human Sexuality in Counseling
3 Credits
Increases understanding and clinical abilities for working with couples; special emphasis on the role of intimacy and sexual relationships.

CFT 627 Advanced Theories in Relational Therapy
4 Credits
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 628 Addiction and Recovery
3 Credits
Increases the conceptual understanding and skills of family therapists working with contemporary issues; emphasis on addictions and addiction recovery.

CFT 629 Intimate Partner Therapy
3 Credits
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
3 Credits
Provides an understanding of existential issues, spirituality, and wellness. Working with clients’ life-cycle stages and health-stress issues; resources to promote wellness.

CFT 632 Medical Family Therapy
4 Credits
Introduction to the theory, fundamentals, and practical applications of medical family therapy.