Course Descriptions

CodeCOUN
Number544
TitleIntroduction to Family Counseling
Units3
Description

This course provides students with an in-depth foundation to develop the skills needed to conduct family counseling. Family counseling is an area of specialized practice within the larger counseling profession which views the origin, maintenance, and amelioration of various issues through a lens of interpersonal relationships. Students will review relevant theory and research that will help you understand (a) normal couple and family functioning, (b) the development of couple and family problems, and (c) basic interventions designed to enhance couple and family functioning. Specific strategies for assessment and counseling will be discussed, applied, and practiced throughout the semester.