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Marriage and Family Studies I
Systemic Theory and Change
: Introduction to the fundamental concepts of systemic change, understanding and intervening in relationship systems.
Robert Marrs

Marriage and Family Therapy I
Developing Effective Interventions
: In-depth exploration of systemic interventions with an emphasis on Structural and Strategic therapy.
Ray Hoffmann

Marriage and Family Therapy II
Solution Focused and Narrative Therapy
: Understanding and clinical application of brief, strength-based therapeutic models.
John Briggs

Marriage and Family Therapy III
Assessment and Diagnosis
: Introduction to diagnostic interviewing using DSM IV criteria and collaborative treatment planning.
Susan Dellutri

Marriage and Family Therapy IV
Couples Therapy
: Introduction to systemic models for working with couples. Examination of basic principles of assessment and treatment of sexual issues in family therapy.
Eric Habrel and Rhode Moeller

Marriage and Family Therapy V
Assessment and Systemic Treatment of Substance Abuse
: Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of substance abuse issues in individuals and families.
Ann Marie Starr

Marriage and Family Therapy VI
Advanced MFT Theory-Integration into Practice
: Systemic models reviewed, demonstrated, and compared to assist practitioners in developing appropriate strategies for a variety of treatment situations and for preparing the National MFT licensing exam.
Karol Wendt

Individual and Family Development I
Multigenerational Theory and the Life Cycle of the Family
: Foundations of understanding individual differentiation, family transitions (divorce, blending families, death and loss) and implications for treatment. Systemic application of attachment theory.
Robert Marrs

Professional Studies I
Introduction to Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues
: Introduction of AAMFT Ethics Code, issues related to ethical decision making, managing legal expectation in practice. Didactic and experiential processing of ethical issues, development of individual practice standards, and dealing with complex legal issues in practice.
Mark Hirschmann

Professional Studies II
Survey of Marriage and Family Therapy Research
: Review of basic principles of clinical research, skills for critical reading of current research, focus on developing evidence-based practice.
Robert Marrs

Professional Studies III
Use of Self in Therapy
: Examine the interface of personal experiences, beliefs, and values in the therapeutic process. Development of a final paper that illustrates integration of practice style, marriage and family therapy theory and the self of the therapist.
Ann Marie Starr

Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum I, II & III
Supervised Clinical Practicum
: Must hold a Marriage and Family Therapy Training License issued by the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing.

  1. Enrollment in weekly clinical team for live supervision. Commitment to see three to six clients per week.
  2. Enrollment in twice monthly group supervision. Commitment to see five to ten clients per week.
  3. Individualized supervision contract to meet required supervision/clinical hour ratio. One to four credits

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