Certificate in Medical Family Therapy

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 14.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.1505
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code:

NOTE: Effective January 1, 2019, this program is no longer accepting applications.

About the Program

This certificate program is offered to those individuals who have earned a master's degree and seek further education. The program, offered online, is designed to introduce a variety of currently practicing health care professionals to the ways acute and chronic medical illnesses and conditions influence and are influenced by psychosocial, relational, and family conditions and environments. Additionally, couple and family therapists and other professionals trained in the sub-specialty of medical family therapy (or collaborative healthcare) will learn to work cooperatively to bridge gaps in the health care systems, and provide comprehensive and culturally congruent family focused services.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
MFTP 518Medical Family Therapy3.0
MFTP 537Multicultural & Family Systems Approach to Healthcare4.0
MFTP 538Issues and Trends in Health Policy for Families3.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Introduction to Systems Theory
Introduction to Family Therapy
Historical and Sociocultural Influences
Bowen Theory
Structural Family Therapy
Sex Therapy
Addictions in The Family
Family Violence
Family Life Cycle
Nosology & Couple and Family Therapy Practice
Total Credits14.0

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