Job ID: 141934

MFT Adjunct Faculty (Summer Semester)

University of San Francisco

  • May 15, 2020
  • MFT Adjunct Faculty (Summer Semester)
  • University of San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Adjunct/Visiting Prof
  • Family Studies/Child Development
    Psychology - General
    Psychology - Clinical

Job Title:
MFT Adjunct Faculty (Summer Semester)

Job Summary:
The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco is seeking adjunct instructors to teach the following courses for the summer semester. Students in the MFT Program graduate with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Graduates are eligible to gain hours for licensure through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for the MFT and have the option of gaining eligibility for the License in Professional Clinical Counseling. We encourage outstanding and qualified candidates to apply as soon as possible. Below is a description of the course that need staffing.

Mission Statement: The Masters in Counseling Psychology Program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at the University of San Francisco prepares students to be socially and culturally responsive relationship and family therapists and mental health counselors. At its core, the MFT's clinical training program upholds values of equity, social justice, community and cultural wealth, and collaborative problem solving. We are committed to embracing diversity, academic excellence, and to the compassionate service of children, adults, and families.

Full Job Description:


CPSY 630 - Individual and Systems Assessment (3)
Course Description: Course includes exposure to a variety of assessment procedures including structured interviews, standardized and non-standardized tests, and behavioral assessment. Special emphasis will be on assessment of couples, family, and parent-child interactions using empirically validated models.

CPSY 639 - Individual and Family Psychopathology (3)
Course Description: This course includes an understanding of individuals and family psychopathology through the examination of a variety of models, with a focus on the interaction of culture, economics and diagnosis. Basic knowledge of the diagnostic process and criteria associated with diagnostic categories in the DSM-IV-TR are explored. Students are provided with opportunities to interact with mental health consumers.

CPSY 640 - Relationship Therapy (3)
Course Description: The focus of this course is on relationships: the ways in which people develop as relational beings, their approach towards relating to others, and the way in which the therapy relationship is navigated to promote behavioral and intra-psychic change. The course will review the formation and dynamics of interpersonal relationships in the individual, family, couples, and other relationships. Developmental, intergenerational, identity and cultural influences on the understanding relationships dynamics will be examined. In addition, this course will critically examine the clinical and research literature on relationships and family treatment of mental health issues. Major theoretical approaches towards work with families, couples and other relationship constellations will be reviewed, including: Bowen, strategic, structural, experiential, cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic, solution-focused, narrative, emotion-focused, Gottman method, and integrative approaches. These theories will be examined for their intervention effectiveness with diverse communities and relationships.

CPSY 650 - Trauma and Crisis Counseling (3)
Course Description: This course provides opportunities for both theory and skill development by examining crisis and trauma counseling, including crisis theory; multidisciplinary responses to crises, emergencies, or disasters; cognitive, affective, behavioral, and neurological effects associated with trauma; brief, intermediate and long-term approaches; assessment strategies for clients in crisis and principles of intervention for individuals with mental or emotional disorders during times of crisis, emergency, or disaster. Trauma associated with racism, poverty, violence, immigration, refugee status, homelessness, abuse, death, injury, health, and crime (as well as other conditions and issues) may also be explored. Cultural, psychological, social, and biological differences in the experience of trauma will be addressed and culturally relevant intervention models and strategies will be discussed.

CPSY 651 - Adult Development and Geropsychology (3)
Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the biological, psychological, and social developmental tasks and life events of the adult years, including a family and vocational perspective. There will be a focus on sociocultural, gender and family issues salient to relationships, separation, nontraditional and blended families, and geropsychology. Issues of aging and long-term care are stressed. Analysis, synthesis, and appropriate application of adult development and aging and the practice of counseling adults and older adults are emphasized.

CPSY 654 - Career Counseling (3)
Course Description: This course will provide an overview of major career development theories, techniques, and their application to providing career counseling for diverse populations. Sociopolitical issues, family influences, and multicultural factors will be integrated throughout the course content. In addition to career development theory, the significance of work in clients' lives and their mental health (i.e., psychology of work) will be explores. An overview of career assessments, career counseling practice, and online career information systems will also be provided.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate expertise and knowledge in the specific content area of the course. Master's Degree in School Counseling or MFT, Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology required. In congruence with our program's missions, instructors are required to integrate issues of diversity, equity, and advocacy in their teaching.

Special Instructions:

Please submit (a) cover letter stating qualifications and interest in the course(s) you want to teach; (b) curriculum vitae and three recommendation letters concerning your teaching skills for this application.

Part time

Pay Rate:

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