CEDU 656 Theoretical Foundation of Marriage and Family Therapy

Advanced study of prominent marriage, couples, and family counseling theories is emphasized in this course. An emphasis will be placed on the study of systems theories and the following: theories of family development; theories of family functioning; family life cycle; values, belief, and meaning systems of the family; families under stress; family sub-systems; contemporary family forms; and, theories of marital and family interaction. Students will analyze and apply theories based on their effectiveness in the areas of assessment with couples and families, couples counseling, pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, family counseling, multiple family group counseling, crisis counseling, and general psychoeducation with couples and families.




CEDU 646 and permission of advisor