Course Description

The clinician’s ongoing process of assessment is advanced with a good understanding of psychological testing and its role in the assessment process. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of assessment instruments and how they can give meaningful information that can be applied in the therapeutic environment. The current state of assessment in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy will be discussed and measures will be introduced and used by students. These instruments will include self-report measures, rating scales, relationship measures, open ended measures, and behavior and personality assessments. Students will have the opportunity to develop self-profiles which will help students examine their relational patterns to assist them in better serving future clients. This course provides an introduction to the main assessment techniques utilized in MFT clinical practice. Importance is placed on the clinical interview as well as intellectual, personality, couple, and family assessment methods. Clinical case report writing is also emphasized. Students will also evaluate the cultural appropriateness of various assessment tools, as well as how to include the client or family’s culture, background, religion, socioeconomic status, and other systems in the assessment, diagnosing and treatment plan procedures. 3Units

This is a Blended Course meaning that it has both online and classroom-based instruction and assessment.


NOTE: Listed below are all syllabi related to CO 621 including Blended, Campus, and Online instances. Please be sure to download the syllabi that corresponds to the section, Trimester and language for which you are registered.
CO 621 Assessment Techniques of MFT Clinical Practice — SP16 — Blended  Download