MFT 711: Appraisal and Assessment in MFT

Synonym:

63771 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Kevin Lyness

Credits:

3

Seats:

12

Semester:

Fall 2009

Meeting Schedule:

Wednesdays 9/2 - 12/16 (9:00AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Additional Courses
Required of and restricted to MFT Ph.D. I and II students.

This doctoral level course introduces students to principles of systemic assessment, from both clinical and measurement perspectives. Students will discuss the comparative reliability and validity of current measures of family interaction and analysis of their suitability for use in MFT clinical practice and research. Students receive training in administration and application of systemic assessment methods. Assumptions and values underlying assessment approaches will be discussed. Attention will be paid to theoretical underpinnings of measures as well as their psychometric properties. This course will also involve a critical evaluation of appraisal and assessment through a social justice lens.