PSYC 411

Introduction to Family Systems Theory

Prerequisite: PSYC 310; PSYC 309 is strongly encouraged. An overview of the fundamental assumptions of General Systems Theory and the basic theoretical orientations within family therapy. The influence of gender, culture, developmental status, divorce, and abuse on the working dynamics of the family will be examined. Various structural and analytical systems such as Bowenian Systems techniques will be explored using a case study approach. Offered alternate years.