National University




PSY680B Counseling Prac II for MFTs

Lead Faculty: Dr. Valerie L. Alexander

Course Description

Second of a two-course field practicum where students work as MFT trainees. Students participate in a four-month academic seminar at the university. Students must complete a minimum of 100 hours of face-to-face work with clients in a community agency. This course will meet outside of regular class hours.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate advanced strength-based, recovery model and DSM assessment and diagnostic skills in clinical work with clients.
  • Implement effective treatment plans based on the bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment and DSM diagnosis of clients.
  • Develop case management plans and recommendations for clients in treatment with the student.
  • Design a provisional prognosis based on the clinical assessment for individual clients in treatment with the student.
  • Develop and analyze illness prevention plans for individual clients and for development of prevention programs.
  • Demonstrate the capacity to form, maintain, repair, and end therapeutic relationships.
  • Demonstrate mastery of entry-level clincial skills.
  • Demonstrate progress throughout the program in the required student portfolio.

Prerequisite