Found. Marriage & Family Therapy
This course aims to help students developyconceptual knowledge and effective professionalyskill conducting marital and family therapy. Theycourse involves an examination of foundationytheories, models and methods of intervention withycouples and families, with emphasis on systemsytheory. Students will develop family and coupleytreatment plans, and after practice, be able toysuccessfully demonstrate the application ofytheoretical and practical therapy in simulatedyfamily systems cases. Upon successful completionyof the course students will be able to recognizeythe differences between individual andyinterpersonal therapy; understand the applicationyof family therapy approaches to resolveyindividual, couple, and family emotional andybehavior difficulty; conceptualize individual,ycouple and family problems using a systemicyframework; and demonstrate appreciation of theyhistory of the family therapy movement andycontributions of leading theorists. yPrerequisite: COU 601, 602. Required core course.