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Course Description

Develop your capacity for research in the field of marriage and family therapy. Through an examination of both qualitative and quantitative research, you will be better equipped to make research a user-friendly and relevant part of your clinical practice.

Prior knowledge of statistics or research design is helpful but not required.

This course is designed for counsellors, therapists, social workers, mental health workers, and pastoral/faith-based and other practitioners seeking to build or enhance their practical skills and theoretical foundation in couple and family therapy, as well as those exploring therapy as a career.

This course is typically recognized by CAMFT and AAMFT as a research course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Research literature in the field of couple and family therapy relevant to your current clinical practice
  • Demonstrate analytical skills for reading, evaluating and critiquing research in couple and family therapy
  • Apply research in couple and family therapy to your clinical practice
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Utilize qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies to develop your own research in the field of couple and family therapy through exercises in class
  • Continue to use research to inform your practice on an ongoing basis

Additional Requirements

  • Prerequisite course: Theories and Methods of Family Therapy: Foundations of the Field.
  • Note: If you wish to take the course but have not completed the prerequisites, please email Beverley Fretz, manager, program development.
  • As well as scheduled instruction time, you can expect to spend approximately five to ten hours per week on course readings, activities, and/or assignments.
  • Course assignments are completed up to four weeks following the final day of the course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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*Course details are subject to change.

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Section Title
Research in Couple and Family Therapy
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Monday
Time
9:00AM to 4:15PM
Dates
May 30, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Monday
Time
9:00AM to 4:15PM
Dates
June 06, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Monday
Time
9:00AM to 4:15PM
Dates
June 13, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Monday
Time
9:00AM to 4:15PM
Dates
June 20, 2022
Type
Remote Instruction
Days
Monday
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
June 27, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Location
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Potential Discount(s)
Instructors
Section Notes

Early bird registration ends 30 days prior to the course start date.

Course registration closes Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Beginning Friday, May 13, 2022 at 12:00 a.m., course materials can be accessed online via CourseLink.

If due to extenuating circumstances a class (or portion thereof) needs to be rescheduled, the rescheduled class will be held on Monday, July 4, 2022.


This course is delivered remotely in real time.

  • Attend the Remote Delivery Orientation (Zoom & CourseLink): Friday, May 27, 2022, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET. Note: Strongly recommended for those who have not yet participated in an orientation for a course in this program.
  • As well as the CourseLink learning management system, this course uses Zoom as a video communication tool. Please download a recent and free version of Zoom.

System Requirements:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in

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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Unconfirmed) (Mandatory) Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice by Williams, L., Patterson, J., & Edwards, T. © 2014 New York: Guilford Press ISBN Ecopy: 9781462516063, Hard Copy: 9781462515974
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