University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog

Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling Program

Dr. Wen-Mei Chou, Program Coordinator

Mission

The mission of the Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling Program (MFCC) is to provide students with the academic knowledge, the therapeutic skills, and the ethical foundations necessary to practice in the field of marriage and family therapy within secular settings. The Counselor Education faculty is committed to providing a program milieu that offers students the opportunity for professional and personal growth. This program prepares students through curriculum designed to meet the academic requirements set forth by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and to sit for the Marriage and Family Therapy licensing exam (which would allow for LMFT licensure in Texas and several other states). This program is seeking CACREP accreditation.

MFCC Goals

MFCC Goal 1: Prepare marriage and family counselors to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and changing society.
MFCC Goal 2: Prepare qualified marriage and family counselors who are proficient in written and verbal communications.
MFCC Goal 3: Prepare professional marriage and family counselors to practice effectively in collaborative and interdisciplinary environments.
MFCC Goal 4: Promote the development of counselor professional identity and an understanding of professional ethical standards and the appropriate legal statues.
MFCC Goal 5: Provide Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling program students with the academic and practical experiences that satisfy the program accreditation standards set forth by the Counsel for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and satisfy the licensure requirements of the State of Texas’s Board of Examiners of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

Course Requirements – 60 Hours

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Counseling Core Courses (24 hours)

CNSL 6302Career Development and Information Sources

3

CNSL 6308Professional Orientation & Ethics

3

CNSL 6310Lifespan Development Seminar

3

CNSL 6312Group Processes

3

CNSL 6315Abnormal Human Behavior

3

CNSL 6320Theories of Counseling

3

CNSL 6345Research and Statistical Methods

3

CNSL 6351Diversity Issues

3

Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling Specialized Courses (24 hours)

CNSL 6301Brief Counseling Interventions with Individuals & Families

3

CNSL 6304Couples Counseling

3

CNSL 6306Counseling Children & Adolescents

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

Elective (3 credits-any of the following)

CNSL 6305Addictions Counseling and Psychopharmacology

3

CNSL 6326Psychological Assessment

3

CNSL 6330Trauma and Crisis Counseling with Individuals and Families

3

CNSL 6352Advanced Group Therapy

3

CNSL 6353Consultation, Prevention, & Supervision

3

CNSL 6354Human Sexuality

3

CNSL 6370Legal & Ethical Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

CNSL 6391Seminar

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. 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, Family, and Child Counseling

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 May 18, 2008 and modified in 2012 for meeting the course requirements for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the State of Texas:

Theoretical Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy (1 course)

CNSL 6318Marriage and Family Theories in Counseling

3

CNSL 6320Theories of Counseling

3

CNSL 6394Pre-Practicum

3

Assessment and Treatment in Marriage and Family Therapy (4 courses)

CNSL 6301Brief Counseling Interventions with Individuals & Families

3

CNSL 6304Couples Counseling

3

CNSL 6306Counseling Children & Adolescents

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 6315Abnormal Human Behavior

3

Professional Ethics (1 course)

CNSL 6308Professional Orientation & Ethics

3

Applied Professional Research (1 course)

CNSL 6345Research and Statistical Methods

3

Elective (3 credits-any of the following)

CNSL 6305Addictions Counseling and Psychopharmacology

3

CNSL 6326Psychological Assessment

3

CNSL 6330Trauma and Crisis Counseling with Individuals and Families

3

CNSL 6352Advanced Group Therapy

3

CNSL 6353Consultation, Prevention, & Supervision

3

CNSL 6354Human Sexuality

3

CNSL 6370Legal & Ethical Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

3

CNSL 6391Seminar

3

Supervised Clinical Practicum (12 months or 3 courses)

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.