MA Marriage and family therapy

A Master in Marriage and Family Therapy program is taught with strong conceptual, theoretical and practical understanding of group and individual therapy. It includes counseling principles and thorough knowledge on the subject to provide with the same counseling to families and married couples. It also includes the clinical methodology for better understanding of the subject.

Master in Marriage and Family Therapy program comes from versatile backgrounds as it involves several techniques and theories to understand the issues and problems with a well-sought attitude. There are numerous, rather never ending problems occurring within families and married people in the society so the theoretical concepts alone does not suffice. A practical, clinical understanding is necessary. Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Grand Thompson University is well-versed in dealing in related circumstances.

 

What will you learn from this course

Through this masters program you will learn to:

  • Further deliver the Marriage and Family Therapy concepts to students via teaching and advising
  • Develop essential and technical skills in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Conduct research and apply new knowledge in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Understand and apply the learned skills to real world scenarios and participate in groups, community or organizational based public health sectors
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Information Research Strategies 2 Introduction to information research including electronic resources. This course is designed to help researchers locate, evaluate, and use information. It includes exploration of the research process, search strategies, locating resources, source documentation, and organization of research.
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Human Behavior and the Social Environment 2 Introduces and incorporates current research on the biological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual dimensions of human behavior throughout the life-cycle and provides an appropriate focus on contemporary perspectives that are central to the practice of social work, such as trauma, neurobiological underpinnings of behavior, chronic illness and disability. Course pays particular attention to models of racial, ethnic, class, gender and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender identity development; to the influences of gender, sexual orientation, social class, race and culture on family structure and function, and to issues pertinent to a variety of “post-modern” family forms.
Cognition, Emotion and Motivation 2 A comprehensive overview of the theory of human cognition and cognitive psychology. Issues to be presented and researched will include, but are not limited to, attention, imagery and memory, consciousness, schemata, cognitive maps, decision making and problem solving.
Human Performance 2 An overview of cognitive task analyses and process tracing methods used to examine human performance in complex socio-technical systems. Topics include knowledge elicitation, concept mapping, critical decision method, and protocol analysis.
Judgment and Decision Making 2 How can we make better decisions? Using examples from medicine, politics, law, business, and daily life, we review "descriptive" (psychological), "normative" (rational), and "prescriptive" (decision-engineering) theory. Topics include judgment, cognition, emotion, risk, uncertainty, optimization, heuristics, biases, morality, and applications.
Advanced Statistical Analysis and Design 2 An overview of research ethics, experimental design, proposal writing, and univariate statistics such as t-tests and ANOVA.
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Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 2 Principles and methods for evaluating, planning, and carrying out psychological research, Non-experimental, quasi-experimental, and experimental designs for research in experimental and applied areas of psychology.
Psychopharmacology 2 Provides an overview of contemporary, theoretical, clinical and research issues in psychopathology and abnormal behavior. Emphasis will be on experimental and conceptual analysis of mental disorders as described in the DSM-IV.
Group Therapy 2 Focuses on the basic issues and key concepts of group processes and the application of these concepts in a variety of group settings.
Trancework: Practice of Clinical Hypnosis 2 Offers a practical framework of ways to structure suggestions, pattern communications and induce trance. The most recent innovations and research in the field will be presented and a variety of approaches are synthesized into a comprehensive approach to the practice of clinical hypnosis.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 2 Presents the latest scientific information and clinical challenges regarding posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as acute reactions to stressful events and explicitly addresses diagnostic, including differential diagnostic, and assessment issues.
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Psychology of Chronic Illness 3 Provides a better understanding of manifestations of common chronic illnesses, disabilities, the impact that chronic illness and disability on all aspects of clients’ lives in order to help them build and strengthen personal resources to achieve optimal functioning and full inclusion and participation in all aspects of their life. Discussions include symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses.
Behavioral Medicine I 3 Behavior is a primary determinant of death and disease. Emerging Research considers theories of how psychological factors, behavior, and physiological processes can interact to produce both positive and negative health and emotional states. The following topics are included: issues, assessment techniques, psycho-neuro-immunology, environmental toxicology, nutrient deficiencies, and personality factors (e.g. addictive personality).
Behavioral Medicine II 3 A number of non-pharmacological interventions available today that can contribute to a person's state of behavioral, emotional, and physical health. Interventions can include those of ecological classification such as nutritional state, food and chemical sensitivities, and natural phenomena, as well as those addressing behavioral issues such as reinforcement history, personality traits, and physiological responsiveness. Also included will be topics on behavioral interventions, EEG/biofeedback, neurolinguistic programming, pharmacognosy, workplace wellness, cessation programs, and issues of compliance.
Essentials of Pain Management 3 A concise, evidence-based course contains essential pain management, both acute and chronic pain management principles and techniques are discussed, while numerous case vignettes help reinforce basic concepts and improve clinical decision making. Throughout, a multidisciplinary approach to pain is stressed. Behavioral and physical therapies, plus ethical considerations, are also discussed in this indispensable guide for anyone involved in the management of pain.
Psychopharmacology 3 Provides an overview of contemporary, theoretical, clinical and research issues in psychopathology and abnormal behavior. Emphasis will be on experimental and conceptual analysis of mental disorders as described in the DSM-IV.
Positive Psychology 3 Focuses on the positive psychology principles of positive subjective experience, positive traits, and positive institutions. It is an emerging shift within the field of psychology. The emphasis includes a scientific investigation of the latest research of positive psychology focusing on positive human strengths such as optimism, gratitude, hope, and justice. The course offers an opportunity for theoretical exploration and practical application.
Physiological Psychology 3 Study of the relations between psychological manipulations and resulting physiological responses to promote understanding of mind/body interaction. Will examine psychophysiological measurement methods, research, and the application of psychophysiology.
Health Care Grants 3 Introduces the methods and means of acquiring a public or private sector health care grant.
Essentials Of Managed Health Care 3 Prepares learner to assume roles in the management dimension of HMO's/PPO's in the private-for-profit/not-for-profit and publicly-sponsored HMO's.
Comparative Health Care Systems 3 The comparison of major health care systems, their measurement and effects are studied. The focus is on the health care systems in Canada, United States, Japan, Russia, Cuba, China, England, and Sweden.
Assessment And Planning In Health Programs 3 Analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, and future potential for survival of health care corporations preparing for the new millennium. Strategic planning is the ongoing corporate process which allows such organizations to wisely grasp the opportunities of the future.
Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Practicum 3 Provides the opportunity for learners to experience the direct application of theory and techniques of psychology in supervised professional settings.
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Thesis 3 An independent research and scholar reporting on a selected topic specifically selected from related subjects. The department schedules and coordinates a number of seminars to assist students selecting the topics and to fine tune their work up to reporting. Credit is granted based on the quality of final product after evaluation of correctness, simplicity and clarity, amount of work done, amount of references and materials used and optimality factors.