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Professional Development Classes for Teachers

Courses listed in the EDU 500-599 series are graduate-level extension classes that can fulfill professional development and salary-hurdle requirements for K-12 teachers. Please Note: these classes are not applicable for degree or credential credit at USD. Teachers are advised to check with their host institution for degree acceptability.

Information regarding tuition and fees for extension classes is available from the Division of Continuing Education, (619) 260-4585.

EDU 571 CHILD ABUSE (.5 CEU)

The course discusses the physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse in its various forms. Legal and ethical standards for reporting child abuse are reviewed.

EDU 572 GENDER ISSUES IN FAMILY THERAPY (1 CEU)

Gender issues and their impact on societal norms and values, the development of problems and the process of therapeutic intervention are examined.

EDU 573 GROUP THERAPY IN FAMILY THERAPY (2 CEU)

The ability to work with groups is increasingly becoming an essential skill for family therapists. This course will provide a survey of types of groups in clinical practice. Students will be exposed to a variety of group experiences to enrich their understanding of group structures and dynamics.

EDU 574 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (1 CEU)

This intensive seminar teaches students about various aspects of family violence, with particular emphasis on domestic violence and child abuse. Assessment and treatment modalities for both short- and long-term consequences of abuse are surveyed. A minimum of seven contact hours is devoted to child abuse, and fulfills the BBS requirement for child abuse for marriage and family therapists seeking licensure in California. The course discusses the physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse in its various forms. Legal and ethical standards for reporting child abuse are reviewed.

EDU 575 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FAMILY THERAPY (1 CEU)

The content of this seminar will rotate from year to year depending on student interest and the availability of respected presenters in the greater San Diego area.

EDU 576 SELF OF THE THERAPIST SEMINAR (1 CEU)

This “experiential learning” seminar focuses on the student’s own family experiences and the impact of these experiences on the student’s work as a clinician.

EDU 577 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN FAMILY THERAPY (1 CEU)

This seminar addresses contemporary issues that affect the profession of marriage and family therapy as well as issues that affect the professional lives of family therapy clinicians. Topics such as making and responding to referrals, interacting with other mental health professions, working in a managed care environment, résumé writing and job hunting skills are addressed.

EDU 578 SPIRITUAL ISSUES IN FAMILY THERAPY (1 CEU)

Spiritual issues and their impact on the treatment of marital and family therapy problems are examined. The importance of individual and family spiritual development in its various forms is emphasized.

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