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Adult Development and Aging

Course Prefix: 
PY
Course Number: 
351
Course Credits: 
3

This course will provide a study of the full scope of family therapy including its history, the classic schools and the latest developments in the field. Students will understand and define key terms and relevant concepts and issues related to family therapy. The emphasis will be on clinical practice including clinical techniques and contemporary influences on the field. Students will acquire an understanding of the basic models of family therapy and apply specific models to analyze patterns of family interaction. In addition students will appreciate the complexities of how individual behavior affects the family system and how the family system affects the development of individuals within the family. Prerequisites: PY 201 and PY 303 (Program goals 1, 3, 4, 9)