University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Christian Marriage & Family Counseling Program

Dr. David Howard, Program Coordinator

Mission

The mission of the Christian Marriage and Family Counseling Program (CMFC) is to provide students with the academic knowledge, the therapeutic skills, the ability to integrate spirituality and counseling, and the ethical foundations necessary to practice in the field of marriage and family therapy within Christian faith-based settings. The program prepares students through curriculum designed to meet the academic requirements set forth by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists and to sit for the Marriage and Family Therapy licensing exam.

Goals

Goal 1: To provide students with the academic knowledge, the therapeutic skills, the ability to integrate spirituality and counseling, and the ethical foundations necessary for competent practice in the field of marriage and family therapy in a global society.

Goal 2: To prepare students to sit for licensure by meeting the academic requirements set forth by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Course Requirements 48 hours

 

Counseling Core Courses (18 hours)

CNSL 6308Professional Orientation & Ethics

3

CNSL 6310Lifespan Development Seminar

3

CNSL 6312Group Processes

3

CNSL 6315Advanced Psychopathology

3

CNSL 6345Research and Statistical Methods

3

CNSL 6351Diversity Issues

3

Marriage, Family, & Child Counseling Specialized Courses (21 hours)

CNSL 6301Brief Counseling Interventions with Individuals & Families

3

CNSL 6304Couples Counseling

3

CNSL 6316Applied Counseling Techniques in Individual & Family Counseling

3

CNSL 6318Marriage and Family Theories in Counseling

3

CNSL 6327Marriage and Family Assessment & Treatment

3

CNSL 6393Advanced Marriage and Family Techniques

3

CNSL 6394Pre-Practicum

3

Clinical Instruction (9 hours)

CNSL 6395Practicum

3

CNSL 6397Internship I

3

CNSL 6398Internship II

3

Comprehensive Examination (0 hours)

MFCC 6090Comprehensive Exam

0

Marriage & Family Therapy Practice Examination and written statement integrating faith in counseling.  The policies and procedures for the administration and scoring of the comprehensive examination for each specialization are available through the Director of the Graduate Counseling Program. 

Marriage and Family Christian Counseling Degree Plan:

This section identifies how the UMHB Marriage, Family & Child Counseling Program meets the academic content areas required in Rule §801.113 (d) and (e) and §801.114, Academic Course Content of Title 22, Texas Administrative Code, Part 35, Chapter, 801, effective 5/18/2008 and modified in 2012 for meeting the course requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the State of Texas.

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Theoretical foundations of marriage and family therapy (1 course)

CNSL 6318Marriage and Family Theories in Counseling

3

Assessment and treatment in marriage and family therapy (4 courses)

CNSL 6301Brief Counseling Interventions with Individuals & Families

3

CNSL 6304Couples Counseling

3

CNSL 6316Applied Counseling Techniques in Individual & Family Counseling

3

CNSL 6327Marriage and Family Assessment & Treatment

3

CNSL 6393Advanced Marriage and Family Techniques

3

Human Development, gender, multicultural issues and family studies (2 courses)

CNSL 6310Lifespan Development Seminar

3

CNSL 6351Diversity Issues

3

Psychopathology (1 course)

CNSL 6315Advanced Psychopathology

3

Professional ethics (1 course)

CNSL 6308Professional Orientation & Ethics

3

Applied professional research (1 course)

CNSL 6345Research and Statistical Methods

3

Supervised clinical practicum (12 months or 3 courses)

CNSL 6394Pre-Practicum

3

CNSL 6395Practicum

3

CNSL 6397Internship I

3

CNSL 6398Internship II

3

In addition to completing all degree requirements, students who want to become Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) in Texas must, after graduation, complete a 3000 clock hour internship approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Prior to beginning this internship, graduates must apply to take the Marriage & Family Therapist Licensure examination and apply to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists for a temporary license. Graduates must also take and pass the Jurisprudence Exam administered by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists.