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The field of Medical Family Therapy (MedFT) was developed to fill the gap between biological and psychosocial healthcare. It uses the biopsychosocial spiritual (BPSS) framework and systems theory to treat clients struggling with emotional and relational challenges. Learn more about this field at our next virtual session from the California School of Professional Psychology lecture series on January 24, 2022.

Dr. Afarin Rajaei will introduce what medical family therapy is, and highlight its goals, focuses, and applications. MedFT therapists recognize the importance of collaboration and communication between medicine and behavioral health, and use therapeutic, biopsychosocial, and spiritual approaches to treat the whole person. With the inclusion of MedFT training in MFT programs, it’s important for all medical professionals to be familiar with this field.

About the presenter: Dr. Afarin Rajaei has a Ph.D. in medical family therapy from East Carolina University. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in CA, NC, and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Dr. Rajaei has developed medical family therapy courses and provided supervision in integrated healthcare settings. She has studied couples facing cancer and worked with them clinically in integrated healthcare settings and private practice. Her research interests include various aspects of couples’ relationships ranging from biopsychosocial-spiritual (BPSS) stressors in conflicted intimate relationships, romantic relationship quality.

1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Available
Webinar participants are eligible for 1.0 continuing education unit. Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), provider #CEP17538, for 1.0 contact hour. Alliant International University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Questions? Please contact: Larissa Dizon, Executive Assistant to CSPP Dean at ldizon@alliant.edu

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