GRAD > COUNSL > 628
Contemporary Family Therapies
This course is an advanced seminar that reviews current trends in family therapy and examines postmodern psychotherapies as they are applied in clinical, school, and larger systems contexts. Theoretical concepts and clinical applications will be drawn from feminist, constructionist, and poststructuralist theories. Special attention will be given to the relationship between larger social contexts and contemporary family configurations. Topics for discussion will include: gay and lesbian families, family violence, and postmodern ideas in work with children, outreach family therapy, and factors affecting the therapist's role.