College of Education and Human Services

General Approach
The M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy program is designed for the beginning professional who has already pursued an area of study in psychology or another relevant field at the undergraduate level. The courses build the foundations in developmental, personality, abnormal psychology, methodology as well as counseling /therapy skills. The courses also fulfill the standard curriculum requirements as stipulated by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). Students are expected to combine classroom learning with supervised clinical work.

  Degree Requirements (60 credits minimum)

  Foundation Courses (15 credits):

CPSY 6001
Tests and Measurements
CPSY 6003
Counseling Skills
CPSY 6101Personality Theory
CPSY 6103
Abnormal Psychology
CPSY 6316
Group Counseling

Core Curriculum (45 credits):

CPSY 6102
Psychology of Human Development
CPSY 6601
Couple and Family Dynamics: Systemic Perspectives
CPSY 7101
Research Methods

CPSY 7610
Human Sexuality

CPSY 7615
Gender and Ethnicity in Families

CPSY 7620
Seminar in Systemic Therapies
CPSY 7621
Couples and Family Systems Techniques I

CPSY 7622
Couples and Family Systems Techniques II
CPSY 8011
Seminar on Ethical and Legal Issues: A Systemic Approach
CPSY 8516Pre-Practicum Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy 
CPSY 8517
Seminar on Psychopathology and Systemic Diagnoses

CPSY 8800
Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Couple and Family Therapy

CPSY 8801
Foundations of Assessment and Treatment in Systems

CPSY 9880
Internship in Couple and Family Therapy I
CPSY 9881
Internship in Couple and Family Therapy II

The prerequisites for the M.S. are CPSY 7515 (Social Psychology) and CPSY 6105 (Biological Bases of Behavior). The courses can be transferred from the undergraduate level, after program approval, or be completed as part of the M.S. course of study.

Program Director:
Ben Beitin, Ph.D.

(973) 761-9451

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