Family Systems Theory and Family Therapy

This graduate level course will explore the importance of family therapy in the human service delivery system. The course will emphasize several areas. First, the course will review the major theoretical approaches to family therapy as well as the foundation concepts of general system theory. Second, the skills and techniques unique to family therapy will be reviewed. This aspect of the course will utilize role plays to demonstrate specific intervention strategies. Third, the course will review assessment tools and evaluation research of family therapy. Finally, the ethical and documentation issues involved in a family therapy will be discussed.