GRAD > COUNSL > 627
This course will focus on principles, theory, and methods effective in therapy with couples. Family therapy theories from a variety of perspectives, from modernism to postmodernism, will provide the basis for understanding and implementing couples therapy. Topical issues such as domestic violence and biracial and same-sex couples will be interwoven into classroom discussions and role-plays. The influence and impact of socioeconomic and sociocultural factors (including issues of gender and power) on couple relationships will also be examined. Students will gain knowledge of the content and methods of couples therapy through selected readings, classroom discussions, videotapes, and role-play exercises.