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MFT Adjunct Faculty (Fall Semester)

University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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Nov 26, 2021

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MFT Adjunct Faculty (Fall Semester)

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The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco is seeking adjunct instructors to teach the following courses for the fall semester. Students in the MFT Program graduate with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Graduates are eligible to gain hours for licensure through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for the MFT and have the option of gaining eligibility for the License in Professional Clinical Counseling. We encourage outstanding and qualified candidates to apply as soon as possible. Below is a description of the course that need staffing.

Mission Statement: The Masters in Counseling Psychology Program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at the University of San Francisco prepares students to be socially and culturally responsive relationship and family therapists and mental health counselors. At its core, the MFT's clinical training program upholds values of equity, social justice, community and cultural wealth, and collaborative problem solving. We are committed to embracing diversity, academic excellence, and to the compassionate service of children, adults, and families.

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CPSY 631 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)

Course Description: This course provides an overview of the basic concepts, history, process of psychotherapy, mechanisms of change, and applications of the major schools of counseling and psychotherapy, including behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic. This course uses a multicultural lens to examine each school of thought or theory. That is, each school of thought or theory is evaluated based on its culture-bound factors and applicability to diverse populations. Finally, this course will thoroughly examine current trends and pressing questions in the practice of counseling with attention to interviewing skills.

CPSY 634 - Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues (3)

Course Description: This course features the roles and responsibilities of Marriage and Family Therapists according to the laws and ethical principles governing practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the ethics codes of major professional associations, family law and statutes covering mental health practice for MFTs in California, and legal mandates pertaining to children in schools.

CPSY 677 - Counseling Across Cultures (3)

Course Description: This course features an understanding of multicultural issues in counseling with diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and social classes in American society. Emphasis is on developing cultural sensitivity to one's own cultural value system and the value and attitudes of diverse groups in cross-cultural counseling settings; increasing awareness of the effects that culture, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation have on human development and the counseling process; and on learning effective counseling strategies and generic counseling methods that accommodate a diversity of cultures.

CPSY 647 - Group Work in Clinical Settings (3)

Course Description: This course provides an overview of the theories and practice of group counseling and consultation, with an emphasis on evidenced-based group therapy models such as cognitive-behavioral, problem solving, and psychoeducation and their application to a variety of populations. Students will conduct in-class group therapy sessions, participate in or observe mental-health consumer groups, design a community workshop or therapeutic group.

CPSY 687 - Family Systems Therapy (3)

Course Description: The course features the understanding and application of evidence based family systems model such as strategic, structural, cognitive and behavioral. Practice includes the integration and demonstration of skills and techniques from each model. The impact of major family system disruptions such as chronic mental illness, chemical dependence, dual diagnosis, trauma, and loss are also explored.

CPSY 690 - Research Methods (3)

Course Description: An introduction to the process, methods, and research literature pertaining to counseling individuals and families. Application of basic research concepts through literature critique, literature review, and mini-proposal development. Students will learn to become professional consumers of research regarding the relationship between research and treatment. Course will focus upon and emphasize evidence-based treatment and outcome research.

CPSY 642 - Counseling Methods (3)

Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of foundational counseling skills and the opportunity to practice the skills acquired in the course. The focus of the course is on the foundational microskills (counseling skills) that form the basis of the counseling process, regardless of theoretical orientation. Student will learn to effectively use the counseling skills to work with diverse clients and will be required to demonstrate an understanding and proficiency in the use of these basic counseling skills.

CPSY 637 - Traineeship I (3)

Course Description: A Level 1 supervised experience in marriage and family therapy in an institutional setting under professional supervision. Course focus will be on case conceptualization of fieldwork experiences and development of clinical skills, specifically assessment, treatment planning and intervention strategies. Case management and client centered advocacy strategies, such as accessing community resources will also be addressed.

CPSY 651 - Adult Development and Geropsychology (3)

Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the biological, psychological, and social developmental tasks and life events of the adult years, including a family and vocational perspective. There will be a focus on sociocultural, gender and family issues salient to relationships, separation, nontraditional and blended families, and geropsychology. Issues of aging and long-term care are stressed. Analysis, synthesis, and appropriate application of adult development and aging and the practice of counseling adults and older adults are emphasized.

CPSY 665 - Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling (3)

Course Description: This course is a study of the etiology, assessment, treatment of, and dynamics associated with various types of addiction, including alcoholism and other substance use disorders. Theories of addiction counseling will be reviewed, as will the application of these theories to counseling and therapy work with individuals, couples, families, and groups of diverse cultural identities and communities. The etiology of addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders will also be addressed with consideration given to the influence of developmental issues, cultural context, and biological determinants. Students will develop conceptual knowledge, practical skills, and self-awareness concerning the development of addiction, assessment strategies, diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention using a recovery model framework.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate expertise and knowledge in the specific content area of the course. Master's Degree in School Counseling or MFT, Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology required. In congruence with our program's missions, instructors are required to integrate issues of diversity, equity, and advocacy in their teaching.

Special Instructions:

Please submit (a) cover letter stating qualifications and interest in the course(s) you want to teach; (b) curriculum vitae and three recommendation letters concerning your teaching skills for this application.


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