Apr 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

MFT 556 - Theories II


Prerequisites, MFT 541 , marriage and family therapy major. This course provides a continuation of the survey of the major theoretical approaches from a systems perspective that are used with individuals, couples, families and children in the practice of marriage and family therapy. Theories covered include Bowen family systems, structural, strategic, Milan family systems, gender sensitive, solution focus, narrative, collaborative language systems and integrative models. The course provides an in-depth examination of these theories while examining how family-of-origin, gender, and culture impact family dynamics. Didactic and experiential modes of learning are used to deepen course material. Material from this course will prepare the student for the licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the state of California. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits