Teaching: Human Relations

This page documents my work in the Human Relations bachelors degree completion program at Pfeiffer University Fall 2016 through Spring 2019.

Spring 2017
Spring 2018
MFT 302: Systems Foundations of Relationships
Fall 2016
Fall 2017
MFT 325: Introduction to Research Methods
Fall 2017
Fall 2018
MFT 450: General Ethics & Morality
Spring 2018
Spring 2019
MFT 520: Human Sexuality
Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Fall 2017
Spring 2018
Sum 2018
Fall 2018
Spring 2019
MFT 530/SAB 490: Internship in Human Relations/Substance Abuse Counseling
Human Relations courses taught

MFT 302: Systems Foundations of Relationships

History and development of the MFT field with a basic understanding of the family as a system and structure, family rules, circularity and interconnection, the self of the therapist, theoretical philosophies, therapeutic models, and major theorists.

I built this course using the syllabus provided by the department. I updated that syllabus and created the educational content for this in-person course. In this course students developed a genogram of their family and presented to the class.

MFT 325: Introduction to Research Methods

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of various research methods in the behavioral sciences so they can critically evaluate information about human behavior presented in professional journals and in popular media, understand the strengths and limitations of research methods, and develop proficiency in scholarly writing. Mastery of the material covered will help students evaluate the adequacy of research findings reported by others and develop appropriate APA Publication guidelines for writing formal research papers. This is a writing intensive course.

I built this course using the syllabus provided by the department. I updated that syllabus and created the educational content for this in-person course. The major innovation I introduced into the course structure was a peer review component to the development of a literature review on a topic selected by the student.

MFT 450: General Ethics & Morality

Introduction to the main approaches of ethical and moral analysis. The process of ethical thinking and moral decision-making is applied to contemporary issues including but not limited to cloning and reproductive technologies, war and terrorism, diversity and equality, animal rights, world hunger and poverty, environmental ethics, and cyberethics. The process of ethical thinking is refined and expanded through this application process.

I built this course using the syllabus provided by the department. I updated that syllabus and created the educational content for this in-person course. The major innovation I introduced into the course structure was an interactive debate between student teams about a controversial issue in the human relations field.

MFT 520: Human Sexuality

Sexual health with the philosophy that it is an important part of every individual’s general health. The comprehensive view of sexual health includes both sexuality and the sexual self as influenced by psychological, environmental, hormonal, medical, and relational messages and contexts. Through educational initiatives, positive attitudes and meaningful perspectives about attachment, individual growth and development, intimate relationships, and personal decision-making will be explored.

I built this course using the syllabus provided by the department. I updated that syllabus and created the educational content for this in-person course. The major innovation I built this course as a first time teacher of the material.

MFT 530/SAB 490: Internship in Human Relations/Substance Abuse Counseling

The internship is required of all senior Human Relations majors. Students will be placed in internships at area agencies/organizations with the opportunity for first-hand experience in the field and demonstration of their ability to network with other professionals and directly serve their clients in the workplace. This course is cross-listed for both MFT 530 and SAB 490.

For students enrolled in MFT 530 Human Relations Internship (3 SH), a minimum of 120 on-site hours is required within the 16-week session during the fall and spring semesters and 12-week session during the summer semesters. For students enrolled in SAB 490 Substance Abuse Internship (3 SH), this course provides a 150 hour supervised internship in a Substance Abuse treatment environment. This course must be taken twice so that at the end of internship, the student will have sufficient hours to apply for the credential of Certified or Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor Intern.

I built this course using the syllabus provided by the department. I updated that syllabus and created the educational content for this in-person course. The major innovation I introduced into the course structure was an updated Program Internship Manual.