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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Family Therapy (PSY 310)


Varies; self-study format

Various; distance learning format

March 2021 - Present

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: identify and describe different types of families and the challenges they face; identify different approaches of family therapists and analyze their effectiveness; define the role of the therapist in different therapeutic approaches; compare the different family therapy approaches; describe the ways in which research has affected the practice of family therapy; recognize the context and culture behind family therapy; and define essential terms and phrases within family therapy. 


Major topics include: the family unit, development of the profession and the process of working with families, the nature of different types of families and the multiple theories associated with the practice of family therapy, ethical and legal issues in practice, and advantages and drawbacks of different approaches in family therapy.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (8/21).