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MDFT 6632 | MDFT 6633 | MDFT 6634 | MDFT 6647 | MDFT 6648 | MDFT 6649 | MDFT 6651 | MDFT 6652 | MDFT 6930 | MDFT 6931 | MDFT 6932 | MDFT 6937 | VIEW ALL

MDFT 6632: Collabrtn Between Thrpst/Physc (1) Offerings
This seminar covers the core concepts needed for psychotherapists to collaborate successfully with physicians. Topics covered will include: Brief history of medicine, the new paradigm emerging in medicine, primary care vs. specialty care, continuity of care, core skills in collaboration, review of models of best practice, complex cases and high medical utilization, the medical home.
Equivalent Courses:MFT 6632
MDFT 6633: Intrvwng Biopsy/Spiritual Care (1) Offerings
This seminar reviews the nature of the therapeutic interview versus the biomedical interview. We will cover various areas of import for therapists who wish to work successfully with physicians in service of their clients dealing with illness. Topics covered will include: understanding physician training, focus and language, evidenced based practice, outcome based practice, levels of collaboration and an introduction to motivational interviewing framework and concepts.
Equivalent Courses:MFT 6633
MDFT 6634: Marketing Practice to Physicns (1) Offerings
This seminar will review how to present and market your services to a physician. Various topics to be covered include: Identify differing areas of medicine, cultural differences in medicine to be considered before approaching a physician, the focus difference in medical family therapy not represented in other behavioral science fields, strategic connections in specialty and primary care, insurance obstacles and bridges, and the development of marketing products. Marketing tools will be developed by students and shared with each other.
Equivalent Courses:MFT 6634
MDFT 6647: PsyPharmcolgy Mental Hlth Prof (1) Offerings
This course will provide a basic foundation of the neuromechanisms relevant to understanding the pharmecodynamics of psychotropic medications commonly prescribed in primary care settings. Current medications used for the treatment of depression, anxiety, bi-polar, attention deficit, and some mental illnesses with psychotic features will be covered as well as common side effect profiles that patients may experience. Additionally, effective strategies for interacting with prescribing providers and their patients as a mental health care provider on the topic of medication will be covered. The seminar will also focus on the particulars of child and adolescent psychotropic medication and medication management.
Equivalent Courses:MFT 6647
MDFT 6648: Fam Thrpy Tools Treat Med Illn (1) Offerings
This seminar will cover the most prevalent types of illnesses in children and adults while focusing on the impact on the patient and family. Topics to be covered include: types of illness from a psychosocial perspective, family life cycle implications, family structure implications, childhood diabetes and cancer, breast and prostate cancer, chronic progressive illness like M.S. and chronic pain.
Equivalent Courses:MFT 6648
MDFT 6649: The Brain-Savvy Therapist (1) Offerings
This seminar reviews basic brain structure and the flow of energy and information in the embodied and relational brain, particularly as they relate to the processes of attachment and psychotherapy. Learn about brain development in the first two years of life, including implicit, explicit, and autobiographical memory, the shaping the nervous system, and the role of mirror neurons and resonance circuits in the development of brain structure and function. Develop an understanding of the neural correlates of the four attachment styles, with particular emphasis on becoming aware of one’s own style and how it may influence the conduct of therapy. This course will emphasize whole-brain learning: both through understanding concepts and having experiences.
Equivalent Courses:MFT 6649
MDFT 6651: Spirituality and Health (1) Offerings
This seminar explores the impact of individual and family beliefs/meanings regarding the illness experience, treatment, suffering, death and thus, the purpose and meaning of life. Particular focus will be given to eliciting patient/family beliefs around internal resources and faith practices, as well as external resources: family, church, and community. This course will also review how to work with family belief systems and construct healing beliefs, how to negotiate when other treatment providers and/or the family have conflicting beliefs, and how to strengthen a culturally sensitive provider/patient/family relationship. Empirical support for the relationship between health and spirituality will be addressed.
Equivalent Courses:MFT 6651
MDFT 6652: Mtvn Intrvw:Impr Pat/Fam Hlth (1) Offerings
This seminar will focus on the impact of harmful health behaviors on health and wellness. It will review the need for psychosocial providers who can work with physicians to help patients as they make a significant lifestyle change. Topics will include: US statistics of diseases caused largely by lifestyle, the frustration of physicians who have time only for medical mandates, assessing motivation to change of patient and family, and motivational interviewing techniques used in both medicine and psychotherapeutic environs.
Equivalent Courses:MFT 6652
MDFT 6930: Medical FT Clinical Pract I (2) Offerings
Places students in a bio-medical outpatient setting (such as Medical Oncology or Family Practice) where they will provide, in collaboration with an attending health care provider, medical family therapy (i.e., individual, couple, family and group medical therapy) to patients and their families. These services will be provided under the supervision of a program faculty member. Training will take place in supervision groups as supervisors provide feedback on live and videotaped sessions. Medical clinics associated with the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy will be used as practicum sites for our students.
MDFT 6931: Medical FT Clinical Pract II (2) Offerings
Places students in a bio-medical outpatient setting (such as a Medical Oncology or Family Practice) where they will provide, in collaboration with an attending health care provider, medical family therapy (i.e., individual, couple, family and group medical therapy) to patients and their families. These services will be provided under the supervision of a program faculty and attending physician. Training will take place in supervision groups as supervisors provide feedback on live and videotaped sessions. Medical clinics associated with the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy will be used as practicum sites for our students.
MDFT 6932: Medical FT Clinical Pract III (2) Offerings
Places students in a bio-medical outpatient setting (such as Medical Oncology or Family Practice) where they will provide, in collaboration with an attending health care provider, medical family therapy (i.e., individual, couple, family and group medical therapy) to patients and their families. These services will be provided under the supervision of a program faculty member. Training will take place in supervision groups as supervisors provide feedback on live and videotaped sessions. Medical clinics associated with the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy will be used as practicum sites for our students.
MDFT 6937: Medical FT Clinical Pract IV (2) Offerings
Places students in a bio-medical outpatient setting (such as Medical Oncology or Family Practice) where they will provide, in collaboration with an attending health care provider, medical family therapy (i.e., individual, couple, family and group medical therapy) to patients and their families. These services will be provided under the supervision of a program faculty member. Training will take place in supervision groups as supervisors provide feedback on live and videotaped sessions. Medical clinics associated with the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy will be used as practicum sites for our students.



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