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HDFS 591M: Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic Pre-Practicum
Fall, 2006

Course Outline
Reading Packet
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Dr. Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson
Associate Professor
Director of the Iowa State University Marriage and Family Therapy Program and Clinic

Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Iowa State University
1321 Palmer Building

email: rwwilson@iastate.edu
Professional Web Page: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rwwilson/

Course Objectives:

  1. To learn and practice conceptual skills, including (a) assessment, (b) case planning, and (c) case management.

  2. To learn and practice therapeutic relationship building.

  3. To become familiar with clinic policies and procedures, as outlined in the Administrative Manual.

  4. To learn and practice essential principles of professional dress, conduct, and ethics for marriage and family therapy.

  5. Review requirements for MFT licensure and clinical membership for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Accommodation for Disabilities:

Any student needing accommodation for a disability should present their approved accommodation request form from Disability Services to the instructor in order to plan accommodations.

Course Requirements:

  1. Complete all assigned readings prior to class and participate in activities and discussion.

  2. Complete all assignments in a timely manner.

  3. Participate in Youth and Shelter Services (YSS) On-Call Project.

  4. Demonstrate clinical readiness:


Grading will be pass/fail (S/U).