2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog

Marriage and Family Therapy


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Marriage and Family Therapy

Dyane Watson, Chair and Interim Director of Doctoral Programs
315-443-6170, dkwatson@syr.edu
Peck Hall, 601 E. Genesee Street
 
Tracey Reichert Schimpff, Master’s Program Director
315-443-3026

Faculty

Deborah Coolhart, Thom deLara, Linda Stone Fish, Lastenia Francis, Tracey Reichert Schimpff, Dyane Watson

Staff

Rebecca Berard - Internship Coordinator (Online)
Beth Ciciarelli - Administrative Assistant
Anne Metzger-Wormuth - Office Coordinator
Tyler Sliker - Internship Coordinator (Residential)

Graduate Program

The Department of Marriage and Family Therapy offers Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in marriage and family therapy. Students gain a solid knowledge of marriage and family therapy theory and techniques. Residential students receive extensive hands-on training, both at the Couple and Family Therapy Center, a clinical training and research facility, and at local community sites. Online master’s students obtain their hands-on training in their local community. The faculty seeks to promote the advancement of the practice and profession of marriage and family therapy through scholarly research, education, training, and clinical practice.

The department also offers a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Trauma-Informed Practice and Child Therapy. The CAS in Trauma-Informed Practice is structured for clinicians, mental health professionals, and practitioners from allied disciplines to expand their knowledge and skills in the field of trauma response and intervention. Trauma-informed practice is based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers of trauma survivors that traditional service delivery approaches may exacerbate so that these services and programs can be more supportive and avoid re-traumatization.

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Child Therapy is available for graduate students, clinicians, mental health professionals, and practitioners from allied disciplines who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in clinical practice with children and their families or care-givers.

Facilities

The department is housed with the Couple and Family Therapy Center, a clinical training and research site at Peck Hall, 601 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse. The center is equipped for live and digitally recorded supervision. Individual, group, couple, and family therapy are offered to members of the Syracuse community by marriage and family therapy graduate students under the supervision of the clinical faculty who operate from a family systems perspective.

Programs

    Master’sDoctorateCertificate of Advanced Study

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