MFT Outcome-based Education Framework

Institution’s Mission

Southern Connecticut State University provides exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. As an intentionally diverse and comprehensive university. Southern is committed to academic excellence, access, social justice, and service for the public good.

Program’s Mission

The mission of the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFP) program at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is to provide training for marriage and family therapists through an experiential educational approach and service opportunities. Graduates of the program will be able to work systemically with individuals, couples and families from diverse populations.  

Program Goals

  1. The program prepares students to deliver services to the community from a systemic lens.
  2. The program prepares students to demonstrate skills of an entry-level Marriage and Family Therapist.
  3. The program prepares students to demonstrate cultural humility in MFT practice.
  4. The program is dedicated to ethical clinical practice in the field of MFT.
  5. The program prepares students to evaluate research in the field of family therapy.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will provide services to the community, practicing from a systemic lens.

    • SLO 1, target 1: 80% of students will score P or M in final semester of MFT 664 on the Evaluation of Students Clinical Skills Rubric: 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, & 4.4
    • SLO 1, target 2: 80% of students will pass Part 1 of the comprehensive examination by their second attempt.
  2. Graduates will complete requirements to become an Associate licensed MFT in the state of Connecticut.
    • SLO 2, target 1: 80% of matriculated students who begin each cohort will complete program graduation requirements within the maximum completion period, which are aligned with CT Associate licensing requirements.
  3. Students will demonstrate cultural competency (cultural knowledge, awareness, sensitivity and action).
    • SLO 3, target 1: 80% of students will score P or M in final semester of MFT 664 on the Evaluation of Students Clinical Skills Rubric: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, & 6.4
    • SLO 3, target 2: 80% of students will pass Part 2 of the comprehensive examination by their second attempt.
  4. Students will demonstrate the ability to practice ethically.
    • SLO 4, target 1: 80% of students will score P or M in final semester of MFT 664 on the Evaluation of Students Clinical Skills Rubric: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, & 7.5.
    • SLO 4, target 2: 80% of students will pass Part 3 of the comprehensive examination by their second attempt.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to critique and use clinical research as informed consumers.
    • SLO 5, target 1: 80% of students will score 80% or above in the Written Research Proposal assignment in MFT 587.
        

MFT Outcome-based Education Framework