Dec 09, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

MFT 578 - Ethical and Professional Issues for Marriage and Family Therapists


Prerequisite, marriage and family therapy major. This course examines ethical, legal, and professional issues relevant to the practice of marriage and family therapy. The AAMFT and CAMFT professional ethical codes, laws and regulations relevant to MFT practice, and contemporary practice applications are dissected with emphasis on ethical decision-making, risk management, and promoting the best interests of the client unit. Ethical issues relevant to working with diverse and disenfranchised clients are considered. Instructor modeling and student role play exercises are used to develop, enhance, and promote knowledge, competencies, self-reflection, socialization, and forging a professional MFT identity as a foundation for future practice in the field. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits