Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Coun 575 Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling

This course constitutes an introduction to the theory and methodology of marriage and family counseling. Attention is given to the major family interactional patterns which lead to family system breakdowns as well as the development of skills in the identification of such patterns. Family process assessment techniques, beginning work with families, dealing with resistance in family counseling, use of "self," doubling, sculpting, etc., are interventions which are taught using an experiential format.


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