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2011-2012: Graduate Catalog

Marriage and Family Therapy (Ph.D.) Download PDF Version

Academic Year

2011-2012

School

Graduate School School Web site

School Dean

Henry Flores, Ph.D. hflores@stmarytx.edu

Department

Counseling & Human Services

Program Director

Dana L. Comstock, Ph.D. dcomstock@stmarytx.edu

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into St. Mary's University Graduate School, you will need to submit the following (along with application):

  • (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • (2) Official Transcripts reflecting your degree earned.
  • Official GRE/GMAT/MAT
  • Official TOEFL (80 Computer based) (international students only)
  • Financial Guarantee (international students only)

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Admission is granted only to those who show high promise of success in doctoral study. Generally, students must meet the following minimum criteria to be considered for admission:
  1. Have a Bachelor's Degree (for non-Master's entry) or Master's Degree in Counseling or a related area (for Master's entry) from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have the equivalent of two years full-time work experience as a professional counselor (post-Master's degree). This may be waived under exceptional circumstances.
  3. Satisfactory scores on the General Test of the GRE are required.
  4. Have positive recommendations from past employers relating to professional counseling experience, as well as from faculties of previous undergraduate/graduate studies.
  5. Have a positive recommendation from the Graduate Admissions Committee of the Department of Counseling.
  6. A successful interview with department faculty.
  7. Show potential in the area of research and writing, as evidenced by previous coursework and/or experience.
  8. Students who meet the minimum criteria are not guaranteed admission. Enrollment is limited to approximately ten full-time equivalent students per year, and each individual's application is evaluated as a whole, taking into account his or her strengths, weaknesses, background, and personal goals. The faculty also attempts to assess the personal characteristics of applicants and to admit for study those individuals who are judged to have the greatest potential for success in the academic program and as professional practitioners after graduation. Generally, the selection process involves choosing among highly qualified applicants, rather than qualified and unqualified applicants.

Degree Requirements

PhD Marriage & Family Therapy (68hrs)

Course # Course Title Hours
Core Courses (33hrs):
CN8381Advanced Research I3
CN8382Advanced Research II3
CN7385Process & Outcome Research3
CN8355Advanced Theories of Counseling3
CN8356Advanced Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8350Philosophical Foundations of Counseling3
CN8325Process of Supervision in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8123Doctoral Seminar (3 semester hours) ?????3
CN6251Advanced Professional Issues & Organization/ Administration of Counseling Services2
CN8110College & University Teaching * ??1
CN6341Introduction to Neuropsychological Theory3
CN8373Gender & Ethnicity Through the Life Cycle OR
CN7368Relational Cultural Theory & Social Justice3
*Students may complete up to 3 hrs of University teaching with 2 hours counting towards elective credits.
Clinical Courses (11hrs):
CN7141Special Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy1
CN8115Supervision Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy1
CN8363Doctoral Internship in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8364Doctoral Internship in Marriage & Family Therapy II3
CN8385 or 65??Doctoral Internship in Marriage & Family Therapy III3
Specialization Courses (6hrs):
CN7375Advanced Child Development3
CN7378Divorce, Mediation, & Remarriage3
Elective Courses ( 9hrs):
Any Graduate level course with the exception of xx60006
Dissertation (6hrs):
CN8391Doctoral Proposal3
CN8392Doctoral Defense3
Total hours68


PhD Marriage & Family Therapy (68hrs)
NeuroFeedback Focus

Course # Course Title Hours
Core Courses (33hrs):
CN8381Advanced Research I3
CN8382Advanced Research II3
CN7385Process & Outcome Research3
CN8355Advanced Theories of Counseling3
CN8356Advanced Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8350Philosophical Foundations of Counseling3
CN8325Process of Supervision in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8123Doctoral Seminar (3 semester hours) ?????3
CN6251Advanced Professional Issues & Organization/Administration of Counseling Services2
CN8110College & University Teaching * ??1
CN6341Introduction to Neuropsychological Theory3
CN8373Gender & Ethnicity Through the Life Cycle OR
CN7368Relational Cultural Theory & Social Justice3
*Students may complete up to 3 hrs of University teaching with 2 hours counting towards elective credits.
Clinical Courses (11hrs):
CN7141Special Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy1
CN8115Supervision Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy1
CN8363Doctoral Internship in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8364Doctoral Internship in Marriage & Family Therapy II3
CN8385 or 65??Doctoral Internship in Marriage & Family Therapy III3
Specialization Courses (6hrs):
CN7375Advanced Child Development3
CN7378Divorce, Mediation, & Remarriage3
Neurofeedback Courses (9hrs):
CN6341Introduction to Neurofeedback Therapy3
CN8317Therapy & Practice of Neurofeedback Therapy3
CN8118Practicum I1
CN8218Practicum II2
CN8318Practicum3
Dissertation (6hrs):
CN8391Doctoral Proposal3
CN8392Doctoral Defense3
Total hours68


PhD Marriage & Family Therapy (68hrs)
Play Therapy Focus

Course # Course Title Hours
Core Courses (33hrs):
CN8381Advanced Research I3
CN8382Advanced Research II3
CN7385Process & Outcome Research3
CN8355Advanced Theories of Counseling3
CN8356Advanced Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8350Philosophical Foundations of Counseling3
CN8325Process of Supervision in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8123Doctoral Seminar (3 semester hours) ?????3
CN6251Advanced Professional Issues & Organization/Administration of Counseling Services2
CN8110College & University Teaching * ??1
CN6341Introduction to Neuropsychological Theory3
CN8373Gender & Ethnicity Through the Life Cycle OR
CN7368Relational Cultural Theory & Social Justice3
*Students may complete up to 3 hrs of University teaching with 2 hours counting towards elective credits.
Clinical Courses (11hrs):
CN7141Special Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy1
CN8115Supervision Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy1
CN8363Doctoral Internship in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8364Doctoral Internship in Marriage & Family Therapy II3
CN8385 or 65?Doctoral Internship in Marriage & Family Therapy III3
Specialization Courses (6hrs):
CN7375Advanced Child Development3
CN7378Divorce, Mediation, & Remarriage3
Play Therapy Courses (9hrs):
CN7375Divorce, Mediation, & Remarriage3
CN7386???????3
CN7187Expressive Modalities of Play Therapy1
CN7188Family Play Therapy1
CN7189Special Topics in Play Therapy1
CN7190Field Experience in Play Therapy1
Dissertation (6hrs):
CN8391Doctoral Proposal3
CN8392Doctoral Defense3
Total hours68


PhD Marriage & Family Therapy (68hrs)
Relational-Cultural Theory & Social Justice Focus

Course # Course Title Hours
Core Courses (33hrs):
CN8381Advanced Research I3
CN8382Advanced Research II3
CN7385Process & Outcome Research3
CN8355Advanced Theories of Counseling3
CN8356Advanced Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8350Philosophical Foundations of Counseling3
CN8325Process of Supervision in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8123Doctoral Seminar (3 semester hours) ?????3
CN6251Advanced Professional Issues & Organization/Administration of Counseling Services2
CN8110College & University Teaching * ??1
CN6341Introduction to Neuropsychological Theory3
CN8373Gender & Ethnicity Through the Life Cycle OR
CN7368Relational Approaches to Counseling3
*Students may complete up to 3 hrs of University teaching with 2 hours counting towards elective credits.
Specialization Courses (6hrs):
CN7375Advanced Child Development3
CN7378Divorce, Mediation, & Remarriage3
Clinical Courses (11hrs):
CN7141Special Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy1
CN8115Supervision Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy1
CN8363Doctoral Internship I in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8364Doctoral Internship II in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8385 or 65?Doctoral Internship III in Marriage & family Therapy3
Relational-Cultural Theory & Social Justice Courses (9hrs):
CN8373Gender & Ethnicity Through the Life Cycle3
CN7368Relational Approaches to Counseling3
CN7369Field Placement Social Justice Practicum3
Dissertation (6hrs):
CN8391Doctoral Proposal3
CN8392Doctoral Defense3
Total hours68


PhD Marriage & Family Therapy (68hrs)
Rehabilitation Counseling Focus

Course # Course Title Hours
Core Courses (33hrs):
CN8381Advanced Research I3
CN8382Advanced Research II3
CN7385Process & Outcome Research3
CN8355Advanced Theories of Counseling3
CN8356Advanced Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8350Philosophical Foundations of Counseling3
CN8325Process of Supervision in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8123Doctoral Seminar (3 semester hours) ?????3
CN6251Advanced Professional Issues & Organization/Administration of Counseling Services2
CN8110College & University Teaching * ??1
CN6341Introduction to Neuropsychological Theory3
CN8373Gender & Ethnicity Through the Life Cycle OR
CN7368Relational Cultural Theory & Social Justice3
*Students may complete up to 3 hrs of University teaching with 2 hours counting towards elective credits.
Clinical Courses (11hrs):
CN7141Special Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy1
CN8115Supervision Practicum in Marriage & Family Therapy1
CN8363Doctoral Internship I in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8364Doctoral Internship II in Marriage & Family Therapy3
CN8385??65?Doctoral Internship III in Marriage & Family Therapy3
Specialization Courses (6hrs):
CN7375Advanced Child Development3
CN7378Divorce, Mediation, & Remarriage3
Rehabilitation Counseling Courses (9hrs):
CN7317Professional Seminar in Rehabilitation Counseling3
CN7318Social & Psychological Aspects of Disability3
CN7319Health Counseling & Medical Aspects of Disability3
Dissertation (6hrs):
CN8391Doctoral Proposal3
CN8392Doctoral Defense3
Total hours68


Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Faculty

Marriage and Family Therapy (Ph.D.) Faculty Website

Department Website

Marriage and Family Therapy (Ph.D.) Website


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