Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2013-2014
CHD 710-9 Counseling Families 3 sem. hrs.
Explores the application of systems perspective and family-based theories to the assessment and counseling interventions for relational mental and behavioral problems. Considers the processes of working with families in counseling. Incorporates best practices literature regarding the use of family-based counseling approaches across the continuum of care. Involves demonstrations and opportunities to practice counseling techniques and skills from at least one family-based theoretical approach to specific presenting problems. Investigates the impact of culture and socioeconomic status on family dynamics, the counseling process and specific counseling interventions. Explores the unique ethical and professional issues in family counseling. Prerequisites: BSC 560, CHD 602, 603, 610, 612, 624, 635, 740 772.
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