DMFT students are required to demonstrate competence in linking research, theory, and practice. To this end, students complete 36 professional units distributed over their course of study. Successful completion will be reflected in a professional portfolio that documents experience and competence in the practice of MFT at the doctoral level. Thirty-six professional units represent approximately 900 hours of work. These units are in addition to the required 1000 hours of direct client contact. They replace previous models of a full-time internship at the end of the program.
DMFT students work in settings where they demonstrate competence in at least two of the following areas:
DMFT students are able to obtain experience in core competency areas and build professional portfolios that demonstrate skill in desired areas of interest by participating in a number of training opportunities in the department or community. The Counseling and Family Sciences department works in collaboration with many community organizations to increase the availability of effective and efficient programs available to underserved and disadvantaged youth and families. These partnerships provide critical training and leadership opportunities for DMFT students to become active in communities.
Training opportunities include, but are not limited to:
Mentorship/Apprenticeship Department Model
Clinical Demonstration & Qualifying Exams
Current DMFT Students