Bethel Seminary

San Diego - MFT

MFT Required Courses

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Prerequisite - ONLY for those without an undergraduate/graduate degree in psychology or related disciplines, or without an introductory course in counseling/psychotherapy theory and technique. Does not count in credits for degree program

  • PC500 Principles of Counseling (4)

Marital and Family Therapy Core

(56 Units)
  • MF504 Theories of Marital and Family Therapy I (4)
  • MF504L Theories of MFT Lab I (1)
  • MF505 Theories of Marital and Family Therapy II (4)
  • MF505L Theories of MFT Lab II (1)
  • MF506 Individual Development and the Family Life Cycle (4)
  • MF557 Families in Context: Gender, Class and Culture (4)
  • MF559 Psychological Assessment in MFT (4)
  • MF560 Professional and Ethical Issues in MFT (4)
  • MF564 Individual and Family Psychopathology (4)
  • MF565 Dynamics of Family Process (2)
  • MF606 Psychopharmacology & MFT (3)
  • MF608 Sexuality and Intimacy in Couples and Families (2)
  • MF655 Research Design and Evaluation in MFT (4)
  • MF718  Child Abuse Assessment and Intervention (1)
  • MF719  Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention (2)
  • MF720 Domestic Violence Assessment and Intervention (2)
  • MF726 Aging and Long Term Care (1)
  • MF705 Supervised Clinical Experience I (3)
  • MF706 Supervised Clinical Experience II (2)
  • MF707 Supervised Clinical Experience III (2)
  • MF708 Supervised Clinical Experience IV (2)

Biblical, Theological and Historical Core

(40 Units)
  • BI501 Hermeneutics (4)
  • NT501 The Gospels (4)
  • NT502 Acts and Pauline Letters (4)
  • TS501 Systematic Theology I (4)
  • TS503 Systematic Theology III (4)
  • TS505 Christian Social Ethics (4)
  • TS755/MF755 Theology and MFT Theory: An Integrative Seminar (4)
  • HS650 Christian Lives in History (Biographical Survey of Church History) (4)

Students will choose any 2 of 3 Old Testament classes.

  • OT501 Genesis - Ruth (4)
  • OT502 1 Samuel – Song of Songs (4)
  • OT503 Prophetic Books (4)

MFT ELECTIVES

  • MF740 Personal Formation of the Christian Therapist (2)
  • MF741 Spiritual Formation in Couples and Families (2)
  • MF742 Therapy with Children (2)
  • MF743 Therapy with Adolescents (2)
  • MF744 Therapy with Couples (2)
  • MF745 Therapy with Groups (2)
  • MF746 Assessment and Treatment of Addictive Processes (2)
  • MF747 Crisis Intervention and Trauma Response (2)