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Family and Human Development Core Requirements
FCHD 6060 Human Development Theory
Overview of major developmental theories, including contributions from philosophical, personality, and learning thoeries. Explores epistemology, ethology, and systems theories relating to human development. Prerequisite: FCHD 1500 or equivalent.
FCHD 6070 Family Theory
Critical review and assessment of theories in family research, along with construction and application of family theory. Prerequisite: FCHD 2400 or equivalent. (F)
FCHD 6010 Survey of Family Relations Research
Overview and critique of substantive areas of research in marriage and the family. Prerequisite: FCHD 2400 or equivalent. (F)
CFHD 6020 Survey of Human Development Research
Examines contemporary research and developmental issues. Highlights social development from social-historical and social change framework. Prerequisite: FCHD 1500 or equivalent.
FCHD 6030 Research Methods
Overview of methods for studying family relations and human development, including sampling, measurement, research design, and data analyses/ interpretations. Research proposal required. Prerequisite: FCHD 3130 or equivalent.
Marriage and Family Therapy Emphasis
FCHD 6310 Survey in Marriage & Family Therapy
Overview of marriage and family therapy models. Historical development of marriage and family therapy as a profession and a practice. Enrollment limited to FCHD Marriage and Family Therapy master's students only.
FCHD 6320 Foundations in Marriage & Family Therapy
Epistemological and philosophical directions of marriage and family therapy, beginning with early applications of General Systems theories and cybernetics through constructivist and postmodern frameworks.
FCHD 6325 Gender and Diversity in Family Therapy
This course is designed to examine issues of gender, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and other contextual factors as they relate to marriage and family therapy. A major goal will help students respond in a culturally sensitive, non-sexist and non-prejudicial manner to the families and individuals that they serve professionally, expecially those who have been marginalized in the past.
FCHD 6330 Marriage & Family Therapy Practice, I: Traditional Approaches
Traditional approaches to marriage and family therapy, with a focus on individual and couple issues, including sexuality and personality issues within a systems framework. Prerequisite: FCHD 3110 or equivalent.
FCHD 6340 Marriage & Family Therapy Practice, II: Contemporary Approaches
Contemporary approaches to marriage and family therapy. Focuses on couple and family interaction issues, including conflict, parenting, and other common family problems.
FCHD 6350 Clinical Issues in Marriage & Family Therapy
Selected clinical issues in marriage and family therapy.
FCHD 6355 Play Therapy in the Practice of Family Therapy
This course will familiarize therapists with the theories and concepts behind play therapy and provide several developmentally appropriate methods for working with children both individually and within families. The overall objective to help therapists integrate play therapy methods into their existing frameworks of family therapy.
FCHD 6360 Ethical & Professional Development in Marriage & Family Therapy
Ethical, legal, and professional issues in marriage and family therapy.
FCHD 6370 Assessment in Marriage & Family Therapy
Development, application, and interpretation of major individual and family assessment techniques used in marriage and family therapy practice and research.
FCHD 6380 Survey of Research in Marriage & Family Therapy
Development, application, and interpretation of major research in marriage and family therapy.
FCHD 6090 Readings, Theory of Change in Marriage and Family Therapy (Temporary course number, not approved; 3 credits taken 1 each for 3 semesters)
Development, application, and interpretation of content, theory, and application of student's own theory of change in marriage and family therapy.
FCHD 6390 Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy (8 credits)
Supervised clinical experience in marriage and family therapy. Prerequisites: Admission to Marriage and Family Therapy specialization and instructor's permission.