MFT Concepts Glossary
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The Home Study Program is designed for exam candidates who prefer to work from hard study materials rather than online and want to make full use of Family Solutions Institute’s Essential Core Study Materials.
The Home Study Program’s components are designed to to complement each other to both organize and simplify your studying while giving you unlimited access to FSI’s 100-question Practice Exam for 90 days.
The Intensive HomeStudy Track is designed for exam candidates who prefer to work from hard study materials rather than online and want to make full use of Family Solutions Institute’s Essential Core Study Materials with the additional resource of 11 hours of didactic instruction on DVD or Streaming Video with Rob Guise, FSI Founder.
The MFT Models Pack bundles the MFT Model Worksheets, MFT Concept Glossary and the MFT Model Comparison Chart.
The MFT Models Pack is intended for knowledgeable exam candidates who need summary information to enhance home study and are already using a variety of other study materials. The Models Pack is often used along with the Virtual Workshop and MFT Audio Review in order to follow along with the lectures and can be filled out.
The bundle pack includes:
Model Worksheets; (outlines each of the Primary Models of MFT across the following dimensions:
- Core Concepts
- Theory of Dysfunction
- Theory of Change
- Stages of Treatment
- Therapist Stance
MFT Model Comparison Chart: displays the major concepts of 16 MFT models side-by-side for making it easier to compare and contrast the MFT Models)
MFT Concept Glossary: defines 403 of the most important concepts in the MFT field.
These comprehensive MFT Model Worksheets outline each of the MFT theories likely to be tested on the AMFTRB National Exam. The Worksheets review each of 18 major MFT theories ( most likely to appear on the exam) in outline form. For each theory the worksheets list Major theorists; Primary concepts; Theory of dysfunction; Theory of change; Stages of therapy; Stance of the therapist; Methods and techniques; and Diagnosis & assessment. The models included are: Bowenian, Contextual, Object Relations, MRI, Strategic – Haley, Milan Systemic, Structural, Experiential, Emotionally Focused, Behavioral & Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Solution-Focused, Collaborative Language, Feminist, Psychoeducational, Internal Family Systems, Network therapy and a Generic Model of Family Therapy. All concepts listed in the Model Worksheets are also discussed in the MFT Model Audio Review CDs, the Model Comparison Chart, defined in the MFT Glossary and explained in greater detail in The Study Guide and Virtual Workshop DVDs. The MFT Model Worksheets are often purchased as part of the HomeStudy Program, Intensive Track or Models Package.
Welcome to Family Solutions’ Personalized Coaching
FSI’s Personalized Study Coaching is currently offered on an individual basis. These sessions take place online in a real time coaching session with FSI founder, Rob Guise, using FSI’s internal web conferencing app, Skype or Zoom. These individual coaching sessions focus on fine tuning your personal preparation status and unique strengths and weaknesses in exam taking skills and helping you shift your systemic perspective just enough to pass this very linear examination.
What we can do to help you:
We usually divide the coaching process into two main parts equivalent to our workshop design.
2) Test-taking skills.
For content, specific questions or “blind” spots about the models and model-comparisons are often very valuable to discuss, as well as important special topics. Over the years, FSI has developed brief concept statements about each model, that can serve to trigger memory of the major concepts of each, and we can go through those as well.
For skills, our goal is to help you develop a disciplined approach to every exam question so you know exactly what you’re being asked (deconstructing the question) and also know exactly what each alternative answer is saying (constructing an answer). Misunderstanding questions or getting approximate but not specific ideas about what each question is asking, is a common cause of losing points for people who know the content.
We also work with testing anxiety, time management and self care prior to and during the exam.
Individual coaching sessions are planned for 50 minutes each, although a few minutes more if needed is always fine. Individual sessions do not require any minimum commitment, and can be set up flexibly to accommodate your ongoing concerns as you prepare for the exam.
Scheduling Individual Sessions:
Now that you have purchased a Personalized Study Coach session, contact Rob Guise at [email protected] to initiate sessions. The schedule of meetings can be arranged flexibly to respond to your concerns as your preparation progresses.
Tell us about yourself and where you are in your preparation process.
When you get in touch with Rob Guise, would you include some background info about yourself as it will be helpful in structuring your session :
- When are you taking the exam?
- Have you taken it previously?
- What preparation materials are you using and what have you done to prepare thus far?
- What do you feel your strengths and weaknesses are?
- Do you have a specific agenda of items you want help with?
The Family Solutions Study Guide is available for purchase here if you are an Adler University Couple and Family Therapy graduate student enrolled in one of the following courses:
MCFT-505: Professional Development: Issues and Ethics
MCFT-670: Family Therapy with Children and Adolescents
MCFT-995: Master’s Clinical Qualifying Examination
The Virtual Workshop Series (DVD) offers you a seat in Family Solutions Institute’s nationally recognized workshops. The Virtual Workshop is comprised of an actual Family Solutions workshop taught by FSI founder, Rob Guise, former AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Comprised of roughly, 11 hours of teaching, this Virtual Workshop Series takes a traditional FSI Intensive 2-Day Workshop and adds another full day of teaching with an embedded PowerPoint Presentation. The Virtual Workshop may be bundled with either the Home Study Program study materials or full eStudy Program for 90 days of unlimited practice exam access and other key study materials.
The Virtual Workshop (DVD) is not part of the Home Study or eStudy Program unless you choose to upgrade to the Intensive Track Program. The Virtual Workshop may also be accessed by purchasing a 90 day subscription to the Virtual Workshop (eStudy) via streaming video or as part of the Intensive eStudy Program; this allows you to access the workshop as many times as you need throughout your 90 Day Subscription along with practice exams, the Study Guide, MFT Model Worksheets, Comparison Charts, Audio MFT Model Review, eStudy Workbook and much more.
To view a sample click on: Family Solutions’ Virtual Workshop Series