Course Descriptions

CodeMFTS
Number533
TitleFamily Development
Units3
Description

This course uses a systemic framework to examine various topics central to families and their development across the life span.  The course examines a wide range of topics important to understanding family functioning such as: the family life cycle, family stress theory, family violence, mate selection, divorce, diversity in family types, cross-cultural comparisons of families, religion and families, children and families, and socioeconomic factors.  The course emphasizes the clinical application of the concepts.