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MCFT 541 Systemic Assessment and Treatment Planning

Content: Application of family systems theories, social equity, and evidence based practice to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning in marriage, couple and family therapy. Course examines the theoretical assumptions and values underlying approaches to the treatment of major mental health issues and other presenting issues such as child behavior problems, addiction, suicide, familial violence, and families managing acute and chronic medical conditions. Specific assessment techniques and tools are discussed, evaluated, practiced, and applied to clinical diagnoses and treatment planning, including risk assessment and crisis intervention.
Prerequisites: MCFT 504, MCFT 511, MCFT 543, and MCFT 553
Corequisites: CPSY 530 and CPSY 538
Credits: 2 semester hours.