GRAD > PSYCLN > 720
Family Systems and Family Therapy
The course builds on the introduction to family therapy provided by PSYCH 620. It focuses on the historical and conceptual background of family therapy; the major theoretical models and key concepts guiding practitioners in the field; current research findings regarding the effectiveness of family interventions; contemporary critiques of family theory and therapy; and assessments of the appropriateness of various family therapy models for low income, ethnic minority, and immigrant families. Through videotapes and clinical case material, students are exposed to the work of some of the major family therapists practicing today.