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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Family Therapy (PSY 310)


90 hours.

Various; supervised practice.

August 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: articulate the nature and development of family therapy theory; evaluate the benefits and limitations of psychotherapeutic theory as it applies to producing change in human systems; describe the interaction of class, race, gender, and cultural experience on theory development and intervention procedures; articulate a broad understanding of family assessment, including interview, genogram, and formal tools of evaluation; discuss the basic processes of counseling from intake to termination of therapy; write an intake assessment and plan a course of treatment for a family; apply systemic categories to conceptualize family organization, family subsystems, and transgenerational processes in a therapeutic context; and prepare a narrative and brief solution-focused therapy in class discussions and case demonstrations.


This course provides theoretical and practical foundations for the practice of family therapy. Students explore topics like the nature and development of family therapy, its impact on understanding human motivation and relationship systems, and explore its application in clinical practice, family organization, family subsystems, and transgenerational processes as they apply to assessment, case conceptualization, treatment, and practice of family therapy.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Counseling, Human Services, Family Therapy, or Social Work (8/21).