Seminar: Family Therapy
SSW CP 791
This is the second course in the sequence for Family Therapy Certificate Program students, building on CP 785 by providing increased depth and range of content as well as examining the research base for family systems approaches. The course will explore contemporary issues within the field of family therapy and family centered social work practice. Students will consider several prominent theories of family therapy, their more recent expressions within the professional literature, and how to consider them against the standards of evidenced based practice. In particular, we will explore and critique what actually counts as evidence during clinical treatment in the hope of better defining where theory and practice actually come together. At the completion of the course students will come away with a better understanding of the cutting edge controversies and professional concerns within the family therapy field. Students will also be able to apply new learning to the processes of treatment application and outcome assessment.