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MFT Adjunct
University of San Francisco


Date Posted May 15, 2020
Title MFT Adjunct
University University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Adjunct/Visiting Prof
  • Family Studies/Child Development
 
 


MFT Adjunct

University of San Francisco


R0000745

Sacramento Campus


Job Title:
MFT Adjunct

Job Summary:
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 course for the Spring 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.

Full Job Description:

CPSY 631 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
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
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 637 - Traineeship I
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 640 - Relationship Therapy
Course Description: The focus of this course is on relationships: the ways
in which people develop as relational beings, their approach towards
relating to others, and the way in which the therapy relationship is
navigated to promote behavioral and intra-psychic change. The course will
review the formation and dynamics of interpersonal relationships in the
individual, family, couples, and other relationships. Developmental,

intergenerational, identity and cultural influences on the understanding
relationships dynamics will be examined. In addition, this course will
critically examine the clinical and research literature on relationships and
family treatment of mental health issues. Major theoretical approaches
towards work with families, couples and other relationship constellations
will be reviewed, including: Bowen, strategic, structural, experiential,
cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic, solution-focused, narrative, emotion-
focused, Gottman method, and integrative approaches. These theories will
be examined for their intervention effectiveness with diverse communities
and relationships.

CPSY 647 - Group Work in Clinical Settings
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 677 - Counseling Across Cultures
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 690 - Research Methods
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 631 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
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 632 - Child and Adolescent Therapy
Course Description: This course will provide an overview of child and
adolescent development, and will include developing the knowledge and
skills in counseling children and adolescents. Students will learn to assess
behavior and incorporate developmentally, ethnically, legally, and gender
appropriate strategies to meet the needs of counseling children and
adolescents. Analysis, synthesis, and appropriate application of child
development and counseling theories to the practice of counseling children
and adolescents is emphasized

CPSY 634 - Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues
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 638 - Traineeship II
Course Description: A Level 2 supervised experience in marriage and
family therapy in an institutional setting under professional supervision.
This course is a continuation of Traineeship I, expanding upon each
student's knowledge, goals, and clinical growth.

CPSY 639 - Individual and Family Psychopathology
Course Description: This course includes an understanding of individuals
and family psychopathology through the examination of a variety of models,
with a focus on the interaction of culture, economics and diagnosis. Basic
knowledge of the diagnostic process and criteria associated with diagnostic
categories in the DSM-IV-TR are explored. Students are provided with
opportunities to interact with mental health consumers.

CPSY 642 - Counseling Methods

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 643 - Sexuality and Gender Issues in Therapy
Course Description: This course is designed for counseling and mental
health service professionals whose work will bring them into contact with
clients experiencing problems and concerns with their sexuality and
gender. We will examine the social psychological theories and research on
how gender and sexuality shapes self-conceptions and social interactions
across many domains. The course is designed to develop: students'
knowledge base related to human sexuality and gender experiences, an
understanding of the varied sexuality and gender-related issues which may
be encountered in therapy practice, students' skills in assessment and
intervention skills with regard to sexuality and gender-related experiences,
and increased awareness of one's personal perceptions, attitudes in regard
to sexuality and gender. Course participants will become more effective in
identifying, assessing and intervening with issues related to sexuality and
gender. Throughout the course, we will critically analyze the role of power
and privilege in human sexuality and gender with an inclusive lens that
recognizes the diversity in sexual and gender identities.

CPSY 646 - Community Mental Health: Concepts of Recovery, Wellness,
Systems of Care and Advocacy

Course Description: This course helps students understand the model of
community mental health recover and the skills needed for mental health
practice. Students will participate in hands-on experiences through a
community mental health immersion experience, in addition to learning
about strength and evidence based therapeutic interventions aimed at
mental health consumers of community mental health care.

CPSY 651 - Adult Development and Gerontology
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 677 - Counseling Across Cultures
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 630 - Individual and Systems Assessment
Course Description: Course includes exposure to a variety of assessment
procedures including structured interviews, standardized and non-
standardized tests, and behavioral assessment. Special emphasis will be
on assessment of couples, family, and parent-child interactions using
empirically validated models.

CPSY 650 - Trauma and Crisis Counseling
Course Description: This course provides opportunities for both theory and
skill development by examining crisis and trauma counseling, including
crisis theory; multidisciplinary responses to crises, emergencies, or

disasters; cognitive, affective, behavioral, and neurological effects
associated with trauma; brief, intermediate and long-term approaches;
assessment strategies for clients in crisis and principles of intervention for
individuals with mental or emotional disorders during times of crisis,
emergency, or disaster. Trauma associated with racism, poverty, violence,
immigration, refugee status, homelessness, abuse, death, injury, health,
and crime (as well as other conditions and issues) may also be explored.
Cultural, psychological, social, and biological differences in the experience
of trauma will be addressed and culturally relevant intervention models and
strategies will be discussed.

CPSY 654 - Career Counseling
Course Description: Career counseling theory and applications. Focus on
career planning, interest assessment, employment counseling, vocational
information resources, use of technology, current trends and implications
for individuals and family development.

CPSY 683 - Clinical Psychopharmacology
Course Description: This course explores basic principles and applications
of psychopharmacology in the mental health field. Students will survey
principles of drug action and neurotransmitter systems in the nervous
system and various classes of psychiatric drugs. The historical, social,
economic, political and cultural influences on the use of psychiatric
medication are also explored.

CPSY 687 - Family Systems Therapy
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.

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Part time

Pay Rate:
Salary

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to Change the World From Here. For more information, visit http://www.usfca.edu.

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