Couple and Family Therapy Specialization Curriculum Plans

2-Year Full Time MSSW-CFT Curriculum Plan (81 hr - Plan "O")

The 2-year program is for students who are able to carry a rigorous academic course load and are able to make financial arrangements that will allow them to focus on their academic obligations without working more than very part-time.

Please Note: This plan begins in the FALL SEMESTER.

Summer (before 1st year)  No Classes in summer beginning 2019-2020

Fall (1st year) Foundation Year

602 Social Welfare Institutions, Policies & Services (3)

604 SW Practice I* (3)

610 Foundation CFT Practicum I* (3)

700 Foundations of Family Therapy:  Theory and Practice (3)

701 FT Assessment^ (3)

721 FT Supervision I* (3)


18 credit hours

Spring (1st year)

601 Human Behavior & the Social Environment I (3)

605 SW Practice II* (3)

622 Issues in Policy and
Service Delivery (3)

611 Foundation CFT
Practicum II * (3)

703 Contemporary
Issues in CFT SW (3)

722 FT Supervision II* (3)


18 credit hours

Summer (1st year)

603 Social Justice Practice (3)

619 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II (3)

626 Research Methodology & Design (3)

723 FT Supervision III (3)


12 credit hours


Fall (2nd year ) Advanced Year

641 Adv. SW Practice I (3)

668 Adv Research  I (3)

612 Adv CFT Practicum I** (3)

702 Couple Therapy** (3)

724 FT Supervision IV** (3)


15 credit hours 

 

 

Spring (2nd year)

677 Advance SW Practice III ** (3)

669 Adv Research II (3)

613 Adv CFT Practicum II** (3)

704 Integrating FT (3)

705 Prof Issues and Ethics in Social Work: CFT (3)

 725 FT Supervision V (3)**


18 credit hours

 

Graduate in May

Note: This program of study fulfills all degree requirements for the MSSW and the CFT Specialization.

Upon Completion: Apply for the MFT-Associate (Associate status of Licensure)

*SW 604, SW 610 & SW 721 (Fall) and SW 605, SW 611 & SW 722 (Spring) must be taken simultaneously.

**SW 702, SW 612 & SW 724 (Fall) and SW 677, SW 613 & SW 725 (Spring) must be taken simultaneously.

/\SW 701 FT Assessment replaces SW 640 Adv SW Practice II for CFT specialization students

When applying to the MSSW-CFT Specialization two year plan (plan O), students should apply to the Kent School for admission to the MSSW program and to the CFT Specialization simultaneously.

 


3 – Year MSSW-CFT Curriculum Plan (81 hr - Plan “P”)

The 3-year MSSW-CFT program option allows a student to complete some of their foundational SW courses and continue to work before beginning their Couple and Family Therapy coursework. However, the course load becomes increased each year and in the second and particularly the third year, it would be very difficult to maintain anything more than part-time work.

Note: Please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for summer aid at 502-852-5511.

Fall (1st year) Pre-CFT

601 HBSE I (3)I

602 Social Welfare Institutions, Policies & Services (3)

603 Social Justice Practice (3)


9 credit hours

Spring (1st year) Pre-CFT

619 HBSE II (3)

622 Issues in Policy and Service Delivery (3)

626 Research Methodology and Design (3)


9 credit hours

Summer (1st year)

Fall (2nd year) Foundation Year

604 SW Practice I* (3)

610 Foundation CFT Practicum I* 93)

SW 700 Foundations of Family Therapy: Theory and Practice (3)

701 FT Assessment^ (3)

721 FT Supervision I* (3)


15 credit hours

 

Spring (2nd year)

605 SW Practice II* (3)

611 Foundation CFT Practicum II* (3)

703 Contemporary Issues in CFT (3)

722 FT Supervision II* (3)


12 credit hours

 

Summer (2nd year)

641 Adv SW Practice I (3)

723 FT Supervision III (3)

6 credit hours

 


Fall (3rd year) Advanced Year

668 Adv Research I (3)

612 Adv CFT Practicum I ** (3)

702 Couple Therapy** (3)

724 FT Supervision IV** (3)

12 credit hours


Spring (3rd year)

677 Adv SW Practice III** (3)

669 Adv Research II (3)

SW 613 Adv CFT Practicum II** (3)

704 Integrating CFT (3)

705 Prof Issues & Ethics in CFT (3)

725 FT Supervision V ** (3)

18 credit hours


Graduate in May

Note: This program of study fulfills all degree requirements for the MSSW and the CFT Specialization.

Upon Completion: Apply for MFT-Associate (Associate Status of Licensure)

*SW 604, SW 610 & SW 721 (Fall) and SW 605, SW 611 & SW 722 (Spring) must be taken simultaneously.

**SW 702, SW 612 & SW 724 (Fall) and SW 677, SW 613 & SW 725 (Spring) must be taken simultaneously.

/\SW 701 FT Assessment replaces SW 640 Adv SW Practice II for CFT specialization students

If applying to the MSSW three year plan, students may apply for the CFT Specialization simultaneously with the MSSW program or they may wait until January of their first year to apply to the specialization.


Curriculum Plan Q:  3 Year Full Time MSSW-CFT Plan (Spring Start)

The 3-year program allows a student to complete some of their foundational SW courses and continue to work before beginning their couple and family therapy (CFT) coursework. However, the course load becomes increased each year and in the second and third year, it would be very difficult to maintain anything more than part-time work.

Note: Please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for summer aid at 502-852-5511.

 

First Year
FallSpringSummer Term III

SW 601 Human Behavior & the Social Environment I

SW 602 Social Welfare Institutions, Policies & Services

SW 626 Research Methodology & Design 

 

9 credit hours

SW 603 Social Justice Practice

SW 619 Human Behavior & the Social Environment II

SW 622 Issues in Policy and Service Delivery

 

9 credit hours
Second Year
FallSpringSummer

SW 604 SW Practice I*

SW 610 Foundation CFT Practicum I*

SW 700 Foundation of Family Therapy: Theory & Practice

SW 701 FT Assessment ^

SW 721 FT Supervision I*


15 credit hours

SW 605 SW Practice II*

SW 611 Foundation CFT Practicum II*

SW 703 Contemporary Issues in CFT

SW 722 FT Supervision II*

 


12 credit hours

SW 641 Social Justice Policy (or next fall)

SW 723 FT Supervision III


6 credit hours

Third Year
FallSpring

SW 668 Adv Research Practice I

SW 612 Adv CFT Practicum I **

SW 702 Couple Therapy**

SW 724 FT Supervision IV**


12  credit hours

SW 677 Adv SW Practice III**

SW 669 Adv Research Practice II

SW 613 Adv CFT Practicum II**

SW 704 Integrating CFT

SW 705 Prof Issues/Ethics SW:CFT

SW 725 FT Supervision V **


18 credit hours

Graduate in May

Note:  This program of study

fulfills all degree requirements for

the MSSW and the CFT

Specialization.

 Upon Completion: Apply for

MFT-Associate (Associate Status

of Licensure)

*SW 604, SW 610 & SW 721 (Fall) and SW 605, SW 611 & SW 722 (Spring) must be taken simultaneously.

**SW 702, SW 612 & SW 724 (Fall) and SW 677, SW 613 & SW 725 (Spring) must be taken simultaneously.

/\SW 701 FT Assessment replaces SW 640 Adv SW Practice II for CFT specialization students


Advanced Standing MSSW/CFT Prep. Curriculum Plan (42 hr - Plan “GG”)

This Advanced Standing MSSW/ CFT Prep sequence is not equivalent to the MSSW -CFT Specialization due to the shorter time frame available (42 credit hours) but is designed to help the Advanced Standing student add CFT training to their MSSW program, as well as providing them the option of continuing to work on requirements for MFT licensure upon graduation.

Please Note: This Plan Begins in the SUMMER SEMESTER

Summer (before 1st year)

SW 641 Adv SW Practice I (or fall)

SW 642 Psychopathology (or fall)

SW 723 FT Supervision III

Min 6 credit hours required for F/T enrollment

6 or 9 credit hours

Fall (1st Year)

SW 641 Adv SW Practice I (or summer)

SW 642 Psychopathology (or summer)

SW 668 Adv Research I

SW 612 Adv CFT Practicum I **

SW 700 Foundations of Family Therapy: Theory and Practice

SW 701 FT Assessment **^

SW 724 FT Supervision IV **


18 credit hours

Spring (1st Year)

SW 633 SW & Human Sexuality

SW 669 Adv Research II

SW 677 Adv SW Practice III **

SW 613 Adv CFT Practicum II **

SW 703 Contemporary Issues in CFT

SW 725 FT Supervision V **


18 credit hours

 

Graduate with MSSW (May)

 Optional Post-Master's CFT Study for CFT Prep Students ONLY

Fall (1st year)

SW 702 Couple Therapy


3 credit hours

Spring (1st year)

SW 704 Integrating FT

SW 705 Professional Issues & Ethics in Social Work: CFT


6 credit hours

Upon Completion:

Apply for MFT Associate (Associate status of Licensure)**

**SW 701, SW 612 & SW 724 (Fall) and SW 677, SW 613 & SW 725 (Spring) must be taken simultaneously.

^SW 701 FT Assessment replaces SW 640 Adv SW Practice II for CFT specialization students.