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Master of Science in Family Sciences - Couple and Family Therapy Emphasis

Master of Science in Family Sciences - Couple and Family Therapy Emphasis

The University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences (HES) focuses on the three-part land-grant mission of the University of Kentucky. The faculty and staff within the School of HES are dedicated to the vision to be a leader in improving the quality of life for individuals and families in Kentucky, the region and the nation through rigorous academic programs, state-of-the-art research, community driven extension programs and engagement opportunities. The Department of Family Sciences has master’s, with emphasis areas in adolescent development, aging, couple and family therapy, family finance and economics, and family processes. Graduates of our master’s or doctoral programs are eligible to become Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs), a professional certification administered by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) that demonstrates competency in ten primary areas: Families in Society Internal Dynamics of Families Human Growth & Development Human Sexuality Interpersonal Relationships Family Resource Management Parent Education & Guidance Family Law & Public Policy Ethics Family Life Education Methodology Areas of emphasis within the master’s program are: (a) adolescent development, (b) aging, (c) couples and family therapy, (d) family finance and economics, and (e) family processes. The curriculum for each emphasis area except couples and family therapy requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, comprised of 15 credit hours of core courses (FAM 601, FAM 652, FAM 654, FAM 668, and FAM 690), 5 hours of electives, 3 hours of a data analysis or program evaluation course, 1 hour of a professional development seminar, and 6 credit hours for the thesis (Plan A) or scholarly project (Plan B). The couple and family therapy emphasis area is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and requires a prescribed curriculum totaling 53 credit hours (2 years, including one summer), comprised of 15 credit hours of core family sciences courses, 18 hours of core couples and family therapy courses, 10 hours of supervised practicum, 3 hours of a data 2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin Page 121 Table of Contents analysis or program evaluation course, 1 hour of a professional development seminar, and 6 credit hours for the thesis (Plan A) or scholarly project (Plan B).