Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Couple and Family Therapy (Non-Thesis) (60 credits)

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Offered by: Social Work     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

This master's-level clinical program (non-thesis) emphasizes clinical understanding and training in couple and family therapy applicable to multidisciplinary clinical professionals in which family systems and related theories can inform clinical practice. The general objectives of the program are to train clinical professionals in couple and family psychotherapy by integrating contemporary theory, research competence and varied approaches to therapy in the understanding and treatment of families today. It will produce graduates with competencies in the assessment and treatment of families across the life cycle with skills that can be applied to specialized psychotherapy practice in health and community settings. Program graduates will fulfil the requirements for both the Couple and Family Therapy permit (OTSTCFQ) and the Psychotherapy permit (OPQ).

Required Courses (57 credits)

  • CAFT 600 Couple and Family Therapy Pre-Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : The development of practical skills in the area of couple and family therapy. Introduction to the concept of common factors in the psychotherapy process, assessment, foundational therapeutic competencies and the application of orientation specific empirically supported treatment competencies.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Susset, Francoise (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) Couple and Family Therapy program or with departmental permission.

  • CAFT 601 Diversity and Couple and Family Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : The influence of race, culture, class, ethnicity, immigration, sexual orientation and gender in the assessment and treatment processes of couple and family therapy.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Lashley, Myrna (Summer)

  • CAFT 602 Advanced Assessment in Couple and Family Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : Integration of models of psychopathology and assessment into couple and family therapy. Focus will be on formulation of clinical impressions, differential systemic models of assessment, models and measures of systemic assessment and the intersection between classification of mental disorders, and relational/systemic formulations of mental health and mental illness.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Seguin, Guylaine (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s) CAFT 600 and SWRK 622 and SWRK 610 or equivalent with permission of instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) Couple and Family Therapy program or with departmental permission.

  • CAFT 603 Research Methods for Couple and Family Therapists (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : Essential research skills for couple and family therapists, including evaluation of clinical research literature and the basics in designing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research with a particular emphasis on understanding the relevance of research for clinical practice.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Rabiau, Marjorie Aude (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) Couple and Family Therapy program or with departmental permission.

  • CAFT 604 Contemporary Issues in Couple and Family Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : Couples and families dealing with challenges living in contemporary society. Intersections between diversity and mental health, gender roles and identities, separation/divorce including custody and access, single parent, reconstituted and same sex families, inter-cultural families, legal and family issues in adoption and foster families.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Ryan, William J (Winter)

  • CAFT 605 Advanced Family Treatment Across the Lifespan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : Advanced practice in four core models of family therapy in relation to problems pertaining to children, adolescents, and adults from middle adulthood to later life; four clinical models. Clinical models include: EFT-humanistic, cognitive behavioural family therapy, psychodynamic and systemic family therapy.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Bond, Sharon (Summer)

  • CAFT 606 Internship 1 in Couple and Family Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : The first portion of the internship consists of direct contact with clients, clinical supervision, a didactic seminar series, psychotherapy rounds and complementary clinical activities. Students will participate in a series of seminars on advanced systemic and communication models. Students will participate in an integrative seminar designed to facilitate the integration of their advancing knowledge and clinical skills.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Levitt, Robin (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s):SWRK 660 or equivalent with permission of instructor. SWRK 622 or equivalent with permission of instructor. SWRK 610 or equivalent with permission of instructor.

    • The combination of three portions (CAFT 606, CAFT 611, CAFT 612) of the internship totals 500 hours of direct client contact, 100 hours individual supervision and 200 hours of clinical activities related to the practice of psychotherapy.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fifth lecture day.

  • CAFT 607 Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in C & FT (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : Practicing in a legally-sound and ethically-informed manner as a couple and family therapist. Focus on ethical decision making processes, codes of ethical conduct, legislative and regulatory frameworks for practice, specific laws, regulations and standards.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Seguin, Guylaine (Summer)

  • CAFT 608 Human Development Across Lifespan: Couple & Family Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : Advanced human development specific to the needs of a couple and family therapist. Focus on child, adolescence and early adult development, human sexuality, developmental impact of divorce, remarriage, birth, adoption and death on members of a family.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Johnson, Darrell (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) Couple and Family Therapy program or with departmental permission.

  • CAFT 609 Advanced Couple Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : The four core modalities of couple therapy practice, EFT-humanistic, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic, and communications, including common factors and models integrating the lens of gender, race, poverty and social class, and multiculturalism into couple treatment.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Susset, Francoise (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s) SWRK 623 or equivalent with permission of instructor.

  • CAFT 610 Biological Foundations of Behaviour for C&FTs (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : The biology and neuropsychology of couple and family therapy. Neural physiology and pathophysiology, development, anatomy and physiology of the human sensory, motor, emotional, perceptual and cognitive systems, formulation of clinical impressions, and applications and limitations of biological and psychological treatments will be explored.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Rabiau, Marjorie Aude (Winter)

  • CAFT 611 Internship 2 in Couple and Family Therapy (6 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : The second portion of the internship consists of direct contact with clients, clinical supervision, a didactic seminar series, psychotherapy rounds and complementary clinical activities. Students will participate in a series of seminars geared to providing further didactic training in the legal and organizational aspects and ethics and deontology as applied to specific case examples being experienced by students in their internship experiences. Also, participation in an integrative seminar designed to facilitate the integration of advancing knowledge and clinical skills.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Levitt, Robin (Fall)

  • CAFT 612 Internship 3 in Couple and Family Therapy (6 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : The third portion of the internship consists of direct contact with clients, clinical supervision, a didactic seminar series, psychotherapy rounds and complementary clinical activities. In this course, students will participate in a series of seminars provided by faculty experts on the four models of treatment: (Humanistic, Systemic) cognitive behavioural couple and family therapy (CBMT), attachment focused and mentalizing based therapy for couples and families (Psychodynamic) and systemic family therapy (Systemic). Students will participate in an integrative seminar designed to facilitate the integration of their advancing knowledge and clinical skills.

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fifth lecture day.

  • SWRK 610 Family Treatment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : An advanced seminar on techniques and practice of current therapies.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Bond, Sharon; Rabiau, Marjorie Aude (Winter)

  • SWRK 622 Understanding and Assessing Families (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : The changing family system and overview of recent advancements in family assessment. Family developmental and systemic applications, with attention to the heterogeneity and diversity of the post-modern family, integrating contextual, gender, cultural and relational perspectives through the evaluation process.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Bond, Sharon; Johnson, Darrell (Fall)

  • SWRK 623 Couple Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : The goal of this course is to introduce students to the major models of couple therapy. The course will be divided into four core theoretical approaches to couple therapy: integrated systemic therapy for couples, emotionally focused therapy for couples, mentalizing based couple therapy, and cognitive behavioural marital therapy. Common factors will be explored such as communication skills, therapeutic alliance and client/therapist characteristics, in couple treatment. Models will be presented integrating the lens of gender, race, poverty, social class, and multiculturalism into couple treatment.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Berry, Michael; Johnson, Darrell (Winter)

  • SWRK 630 Adult Mental Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : The objective of this course will be to familiarize students with theories of psychopathology including diagnostic systems, the history of the study of psychopathology and treatment of mental illness. Emphasis will be placed on understanding abnormal behaviour in adults (e.g. anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorders, substance abuse, psychotic disorders and affective disorders and somatization disorders).

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Kahn, Sarilee; Maurer, Katherine (Winter)

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

from the following:

  • CAFT 613 Couple and Family Therapy Internal Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    CAFT : This course will provide opportunity for the development of practice skills in the area of Couple and Family Therapy within an internal clinic setting to prepare students for integration into external clinical internship sites. Students will participate, as observers and clinicians, in clinical research, and clinical practice with members of the community, within the McGill Couple and Family Therapy Clinic. The professor, within the internal clinic, will provide opportunities for in-depth clinical training and supervision.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPC 503 Intersectional Relationships and Sexualities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Situated in sexuality studies and education this course explores intra and interpersonal relationships through examining the intersections of sexuality with a diversity of identities, expressions and communities. The course addresses the ways in which current and emerging technologies influence and inform understandings of sexuality and the resulting effect on how people negotiate sexual relationships.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Sinacore, Ada L (Fall)

  • SWRK 621 Seminar on Trauma and Resilience (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Examination of the concepts of trauma and resilience within a comparative and international context. Exploration of theory, research, and practice interventions concerning trauma and resilience, both nationally and globally. Analysis of the ways in which culture, ethnicity, gender, class, and age shape experiences of trauma and recovery.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Kahn, Sarilee (Fall)

  • SWRK 628 Violence against Women (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Discussion of the psychological, social and political factors which create and maintain a society where male violence against the women they love occurs. A feminist theoretical perspective will be developed and analyzed. Treatment approaches will be considered focussing on interventive strategies to help both the battered and the batterers.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Krane, Julia (Fall)

  • SWRK 635 Advanced Clinical Seminar: Use of Self (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Psychological selves in relation to the work done with clients, including psychoanalytic theory, object relations, attachment theory, transference.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Kahn, Sarilee; Moscovitz, Nona (Fall)

  • SWRK 655 Seminar on Aging (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Advanced graduate seminar which focuses on a critical examination of historical and contemporary theories and practice models in gerontological social work.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sussman, Tamara (Winter)

    • Specific content will vary from year to year to allow for in-depth exploration of current topics in aging.

  • SWRK 657 Seminar on Mental Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Policies and practices of mental health, including historical trends in the conceptualization of mental illness/wellness, foundations of DSM-IV, Canadian mental health public policies and best-practice approaches for specific problems.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Collin-Vezina, Delphine (Winter)

  • SWRK 668 Living with Illness, Loss and Bereavement (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : This seminar addresses the psycho-social concerns of patients and family members living with illness and/or non-bereavement loss. An interdisciplinary theoretical perspective is combined with clinical practice interventions. Special attention will be given to the role of the social worker.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Van Horn, Marion (Winter)

  • SWRK 669 Disability and Rehabilitation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Conceptual, empirical and policy basis for community, rehabilitation and support programs that provide advocacy, education, case management, counselling and other types of support services to individuals with physical and developmental disabilities and their families across the lifespan.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Southall, Kenny (Winter)

  • SWRK 670 Seminar on Caregiving (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Social Work : Critical engagement with existing knowledge claims in the social work literature on caregiving and examination of the impact of policy and practice on the lives of caregivers. Special emphasis is placed upon advances in social work practice with older people and people with disabilities.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Brotman, Shari (Fall)

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