Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Couple &
Family Therapy

Curriculum

The curriculum varies slightly depending on the program track you choose.

Students must complete 500 direct clinical hours and 100 hours of supervision, 50 hours of which must be based on raw data as defined by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Year One

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
Theory and Practice of Family Therapy I 3
Foundations of Systemic Practice 3
Theory and Practice of Couple Therapy I
3
Life Span Development from a Systemic Perspective 3
Practicum I 3

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
Theory and Practice of Family Therapy II 3
Psychopathology in Socio-Cultural Context 3
Assessment in Couple and Family Therapy 3
Introduction to Sex Therapy: Concepts in Human Sexuality   3
Practicum II 3

Summer Session (6 credits)

Course Title Credits
Live Supervision I 3
Practicum III 3

Year Two

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
Implications for Diversity in Practice 3
Research in Couple and Family Therapy 3
Advanced Sex Therapy I * OR
Issues of Violence and Abuse in the Family **
3
Live Supervision II 3
Practicum IV 3

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Couple and Family Therapy 3
Advanced Sex Therapy II * OR
Medical Family Therapy **
3
Families in Transition 3
Master’s Project 3
Practicum V 3

Summer Session (3 credits, if needed)

Course Title Credits
Practicum V (continued, if needed) ***
3

* Sex Therapy Track Course

** Couple & Family Therapy Track Course

*** As it is impossible to predict how a student's caseload will fill over the course of the Program, students may be required to complete Practicum V through the summer (June through August) of their second year. Until students complete the requisite 500 clinical hours, students will receive an I/IP in Practicum V