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Mission & Learning Outcomes


Mission Statement

The mission of the CCSU MFT Program is to provide quality training in MFT education that promotes entry-level competence at the point of graduation.  To accomplish this end, the program is committed to advancing and disseminating the Metaframeworks paradigm as a valued systemic basis for teaching and practicing marriage and family therapy, promoting culturally-informed and respectful systemic mental health practice, and promoting leadership in the MFT field among our students, faculty, and graduates.

Educational Outcomes 

  1. To develop competent entry-level Marriage and Family Therapists at point of graduation

  2. To advance and disseminate the Metaframeworks paradigm as a valued systemic basis for teaching and practicing marriage and family therapy

  3. To promote cultural competence in systemic mental health practice

  4. To promote leadership in the MFT field among our students, faculty, and graduates

Student Learning Outcomes

SLO #1: To develop competence as entry-level Marriage and Family Therapists at point of graduation.

SLO 1a: Become knowledgeable in the major schools of marriage and family therapy;

SLO 1b: Develop proficiency in practices of systemically oriented therapy approaches to human problems in a variety of clinical settings;

SLO 1c: Become knowledgeable consumers of research and ongoing professional enrichment through the valuing of continued self-study and skill development;

SLO 1d: Internalize the standards of ethical professional conduct;

SLO 1e: Develop a strong and clear sense of self as an intervener in human problems.

SLO #2:  Develop articulated personal models of therapy upon which they base their interventions (based on proficiency and application of the Metaframeworks paradigm (old SLO #3);

SLO #3:  To become culturally competent as marriage and family therapists (Old SLO #6);

SLO #4:  To develop professional identities as marriage and family therapists through the participation in extracurricular activities that facilitate the process of socialization, such as membership in professional organizations and attendance at professional workshops; (Old SLO #4);

(Revised 12-8-2016)

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