mfcc556 | Graduate
Family Systems Theory
This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Family Therapy
- Examine the history and approaches of concurrent, conjoint, and sex therapies.
- Explain behavioral approaches to family therapy.
- Describe cognitive-behavioral approaches to family therapy.
Postmodern Approaches, Including Feminism and Integrative Models to Family Therapy, and Assessment
- Conceptualize feminist theory and the feminist critique of family therapy.
- Discuss the variety of narrative approaches to family therapy.
- Examine the solution-focused approach to family therapy.
Strategic and Structural Family Therapy
- Describe the strategic family therapy approach to therapeutic intervention.
- Examine the structural family therapy approach to therapeutic intervention.
- Explain attachment theory’s relevance to family therapy and the major contributors to attachment theory.
- Differentiate between the various approaches to experiential family therapy.
Trends and Issues of Family Systems Therapy
- Describe issues about financial and social stress as it relates to family therapy.
- Explain the current trend toward the integration of various models of family therapy.
Definition of Family, Overview of Family Systems Approach, and Key Contributors
- Describe the contributions of major theorists to family systems theory.
- Discuss the various definitions of family, including cohabitation, marriage, divorce, and blended and complex families.
- Contrast the assumptions of individual psychology and family systems theory.
Psychoanalytic, Intergenerational, and Experiential Family Therapies
- Identify the early psychoanalytic family therapies.
- Examine the object relations approaches to family systems therapy.
- Describe the unique aspects of the intergenerational approach to family therapy.
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