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Family Therapy (PSY-306)

Location: 

Various; distance learning format.

Length: 

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates: 

August 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: examine the social context of family therapy; analyze the circumstances that led to the development of family therapy; list the founders and their theories of family therapy; analyze the basic techniques for the different therapy styles; compare the foundational therapies of cybernetics, system theory, social constructionism and attachment theory; investigate the classic schools of family therapy: Bowen, strategic, structural, experiential, psychoanalytic and cognitive-behavioral family therapy; describe the recent developments in family therapy; compare and contrast the views of different models in family development; analyze the gap between clinical practice and scientific research for a basic understanding of the methods family researchers use to empirically test their ideas.

Instruction: 

This course explores the history and contemporary practice of the family therapy field and emphasizes ideas and techniques with a clear focus on clinical practice. This course also encourages students to explore the history, the classic schools, and the latest developments in the field.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling (8/18).

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