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Salt Lake City Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy

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Program Information

The Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) degree program at Argosy University, Salt Lake City is a 60-credit-hour terminal, practice-oriented degree. The program seeks to build upon your prior learning and professional experience by expanding and deepening your knowledge of human development, family dynamics, systemic thinking, interactional theories, traditional and contemporary marriage and family therapy theories and practices, and the cultural contexts within which these are embedded.

The curriculum of the Argosy University, Salt Lake City Marriage & Family Therapy program is designed to provide opportunities for advanced study and research of systemic concepts and methods as applied to clinical work with children, couples, individuals, and families as well as to larger systems of organizations and communities. In addition to supporting the continuing development of clinical skills, the focus of the curriculum includes the development of skills related to leadership and service to the field in the areas of teaching and supervision.

In regard to training in supervision, the DMFT degree program curriculum is generally designed to meet the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) requirements to become an Approved Supervisor. (Those students who are already AAMFT Approved Supervisors may petition for an alternative learning experience equivalent to the 9 credit hours devoted to training and supervision.)

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Outcome One
Students will integrate both historical and current systems thought to develop a personal, practical, broad-based theoretical advanced level of knowledge. The advanced level knowledge base will include, in part, components of individual and family processes and development as well as demonstrate social and cultural influences.

Program Outcome Two
Given various clinical settings, students will critique appraisals, and apply appropriate assessments and diagnosis based on the integration of theory and practice.

Program Outcome Three
Given a supervisory scenario, students will integrate current theories and practices in the field to form and apply clinical supervision and teaching skills.

Program Outcome Four
Given a clinical situation, students will apply the appropriate laws and ethics of their respective state and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy to demonstrate their personal and professional development (professional identity) as a clinician,

Program Outcome Five
Given principles and strategies of research and evaluation, students will analyze both evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence to advance theory, research, clinical practice, program evaluation, supervision, and involvement in the community.

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