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MFCC/561

Family Interventions

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Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

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Course level: Graduate

This course introduces fundamental concepts and practices that underlie couples and family therapy in human systems. It teaches an integrative approach to the treatment of the broad range of presenting problems that arise within marriage and family relationships. The course will introduce culture-specific interventions used for the treatment of culturally different families.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Distinguish between individually oriented and family oriented themes and dynamics.
  • Describe the characteristics of systems and cybernetic perspectives.
  • Explain how theoretical orientation and personal characteristics influence the role of the therapist.
  • Describe the role of gender and cultural concerns in family therapy and human development.

  • Describe the process a therapist uses to build a therapeutic alliance with all family members.
  • Explain the authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive forms of parenting as they relate to family therapy.
  • Identify the differences between family therapy with a biological family and a stepfamily.
  • Analyze attachment processes and the impact on the family system.

  • Describe the various roles, subsystems, and double binds that present in a family structure.
  • Identify family intervention and assessment strategies used with spousal, partner, and same-gender abuse.
  • Explain the family treatment planning process, including identifying goals, monitoring progress, and working with the concept of the identified patient.
  • Define circular causality and describe how to identify cycles in family interactions.

  • Compare interventions and techniques for experiential, solution-focused, and postmodern therapies.
  • Describe the use of deconstruction and externalization in the postmodern model.
  • Apply cognitive behavioral techniques to family therapy.

  • Apply structural and strategic family therapy to diverse families.
  • Explain the importance of understanding human behavior within the social context of representative cultures in the region.
  • Identify intervention techniques used in subsystems and double binds that present in a family structure.
  • Explain the use of paradox in family therapy.

  • Describe the termination processes in family therapy.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of co-therapy and co-therapy strategies used within sessions.
  • Explain the significance of teaming with other professionals.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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Credit Transfer

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The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.