CMHC 676: Couples and Family Counseling

Credits 3.0

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to conducting couples and family therapy. The primary objective of the class is to assist the beginning clinician in translating theories into action. At the completion of this course the student should be able to: formulate hypotheses about couples and family structure and process, develop goals for couples and family therapy, identify problematic patterns of interaction and communication in families and couples, design and practice therapeutic interventions, and respond with cultural humility. Particular emphasis will be placed on communication issues, betrayal, domestic violence and substance abuse.