Found. Marriage & Family Therapy
This course aims to help students develop conceptual knowledge and effective professional skill conducting marital and family therapy. The course involves an examination of foundation theories, models and methods of intervention with couples and families, with emphasis on systems theory. Students will develop family and couple treatment plans, and after practice, be able to successfully demonstrate the application of theoretical and practical therapy in simulated family systems cases. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to recognize the differences between individual and interpersonal therapy; understand the application of family therapy approaches to resolve individual, couple, and family emotional and behavior difficulty; conceptualize individual, couple and family problems using a systemic framework; and demonstrate appreciation of the history of the family therapy movement and contributions of leading theorists. Prerequisite: COU 601, 602. Required core course.