SOWK6210 (Elective)

Family Therapy

This course begins with an overview of the evolution of family therapy since the 1950s, with a major focus on specific family therapy approaches in working with children, youth, couples, and the elderly, such as conduct disorders in children, eating disorders in adolescents and depression in couples. Apart from an emphasis on theoretical and conceptual integration, this course draws heavily from case and video materials for discussion. Role-play and experiential activities will be used extensively for the training of family therapy strategies and skills.