2023-2024 Catalog

 

MA - Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy

Mission Statement

The MFC/T Program is committed to training entry level professionals whose clinical skills are informed by diverse theoretical traditions, ethical integrity, and sensitivity to diverse populations of individuals, couples, and families.

Requirements (60 credits)

Master of Arts with a major in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy students at Indiana Wesleyan University must complete a minimum of 300 direct clinical hours total. One hundred of these hours must be relational (e.g., couples, family) under the supervision of AAMFT approved supervisors, supervisor candidates, or supervisor equivalent. A minimum of 100 supervision hours is required. The program curriculum is designed to meet the academic requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Indiana. Individuals seeking licensure outside of the state of Indiana are encouraged to speak directly with a Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy faculty who can help them navigate the process. Students from states requiring more than 300 direct clinical contact hours are encouraged to apply.

A student who has completed the MFC/T program should, with graduate-level competency, be able to:

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of theories and treatment of individuals, couples, and families from a systemic perspective.
  • Students will demonstrate skills and practices of individual, couple, and family therapy.
  • Students will demonstrate skills and practices of individual, couple, and family therapy through a multicultural lens.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to integrate faith with individual, couple, and family therapy in a clinically appropriate manner.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to apply relevant research and evaluation models in the practice of individual, couple, and family therapy.
  • Students will practice individual, couple, and family therapy in an ethical manner with professional integrity.

Minimum length 2 1/2 years; Maximum length 6 years

Core Courses

CNS-501Human Growth and Development

3

CNS-502Multicultural Counseling

3

CNS-503Theory and Techniques in the Helping Relationship

3

CNS-504Theory and Techniques in Group Counseling

3

CNS-505Theory and Techniques in Career Counseling

3

CNS-506Appraisal of Individuals and Families

3

CNS-507Research and Evaluation of Methods and Practice

3

CNS-508Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues

3

CNS-509Integration of Christian Faith in Professional Counseling

3

Total Credit Hours:27

Clinical Experiences

CNS-550Supervised Practicum

3

CNS-551MSupervised Internship - Marriage and Family Therapy

3

CNS-552MSupervised Internship - Marriage and Family Therapy

3

CNS-554MAdvanced Supervised Internship Marriage and Family Therapy

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Major Courses

CNS-520Sexuality, Intimacy and Gender

3

CNS-533Psychopathology

3

CNS-541Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy

3

CNS-542Major Models of MFT I: Theory Assessment, and Application

3

CNS-543Major Models of MFT II: Theory, Assessment, and Application

3

CNS-546Major Models of MFT III: Theory, Assessment, and Application

3

Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:21

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