Introduction to Family Therapy   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

PSY 3057 - Introduction to Family Therapy

This clinical course provides an introductory overview to the traditional and contemporary school of family therapy.  Participants will critically review and consider various conceptualizations and approaches in the practice of family therapy, with particular attention to diverse family structures and settings. The course emphasizes case description, historical and developmental perspectives, theoretical models in systems formulations, and integration of cultural and social structures in contextual dynamics. Though open to all students, this course also satisfies the Clinical Interventions III/IV requirement in the Clinical Psychology degree program, with Clinical Interventions I & II as prerequisites. 3 credit(s)