Course: EPC 603MFA. Clinical Research and Program Evaluation (3)
Prerequisites: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Introduces quantitative and qualitative clinical research methods, including randomized clinical trials, efficacy and effectiveness studies, program evaluation, client outcome, clinician effectiveness and evidence-based practice strategies. Emphasis placed on conducting research and evaluating outcomes with children, couples, families, diverse clients and vulnerable populations. Also covers federal, state and private foundation agendas, systems of access and channels for funding mental health research.