Systemic Treatment of
NO Group Work
100% Online Learning
This specialization is designed for students that are interested in working with individuals and families facing addiction issues and co-occurring disorders. Courses in this specialization examine the historical and theoretical foundations of addictive disorders, the philosophies of co-occurring disorders and various systematic theories and evidence-based models for treatment. Students will also learn methods for assessing substance-related and addictive disorders in the context of family therapy and ethical issues related to working in the field of addictions as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Obtaining a specialization at the master’s level allows students to focus their education and become subject matter experts in their particular area of study.
NU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.
100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.
One to One Engagement
You won’t have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NU, you’ll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.
- Integrate relevant research to inform the practice of marriage and family therapy (SLO #5).
- Formulate a decision-making process for ethical dilemmas congruent with the AAMFT Code of Ethics. (SLO #4)
- Examine family systems theory oriented models of therapy (SLO #3)
- Students/graduates** will evaluate family systems oriented clinical skills across a variety of contexts. (SLO #2)
- Employ competence in working with diverse populations in clinical settings. (SLO #1)
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