Kentucky Marriage and Family License Categories
Marriage and Family Studies (3 course minimum – 9 semester hours): Topic areas may include: system theory, family development, family subsystems, blended families, gender issues in families, cultural issues in families, etc.
- CO600 Family Systems Theory
- CO615 Family Development: Discipleship in the Home
- CO626 Couples Counseling Theory and Techniques OR (can apply to MFT)
- CO627 Family Counseling Theory & Techniques OR (can apply to MFT)
- CO730 Advanced Issues in Cross Cultural Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy (3 course minimum – 9 semester hours): Courses in this area are intended to provide a substantive understanding of the major theories of marriage and family change and the applied practices evolving from each theoretical orientation.
- CO520 Narrative Counseling
- CO626 Couples Counseling Theory and Techniques OR (can apply to MFS)
- CO627 Family Counseling Theory & Techniques OR (can apply to MFS)
- CO618 Systemic Counseling of Children and Adolescents
- CO672 Relational Psychodynamic Counseling
Human Develop (3 course minimum – 9 semester hours): Courses in this area should provide knowledge of the individual personality development and its normal and abnormal manifestations across the life span. Topic area may include: human development, child/adolescent development, personality theory, human sexuality, etc.
- CO611 Human Sexuality
- CO/CD616 Young & Middle Adult Development
- CO620 Moral Development
- CO622 Theories of Personality
Psychopathology/DSM (1 course minimum – 3 semester hours): Courses in this area should cover psychopathology, diagnosis through use of DSM, or application of DSM to marriage and family therapy.
- CO720 Psychopathology
Professional Studies (1 course minimum – 3 semester hours): Courses in this area are intended to contribute to the professional development of the therapist. Areas of study include the therapist’s legal responsibilities, professional ethics as a marriage and family therapist, professional socialization, and the role of the professional organization, licensure or certification legislation, independent practice, and interprofessional cooperation.
- CO610 Ethical and Legal Issues
Research (1 course minimum – 3 semester hours): Courses in this area should assist students in understanding and performing research. Topic areas may include: research methodology, quantitative methods, and statistics.
- CO725 Research Seminar: Theory and Design
Practicum/Internship (Minimum 1 year, 300 hours of supervised direct client contact with individuals, couples & families). Applicants who did not complete a clinical practicum may satisfy the practicum requirement by using their 300 post-master’s client contact hours under supervision. These hours will not be counted toward the two years of required experience of the 200 hours of supervision.
- CO700 Counseling Practicum
- CO705 Counseling Internship I
- CO706 Counseling Internship II
- CO708 Counseling Internship III