Multisystemic Family Therapy: Theory and Practice

School of Professional Psychology and Health CMH 5045 3.00

Presents a history of family systems theory and related psychotherapies, and their application in community clinical settings. Will include evidence-based and culturally appropriate theory and practice for the families of California today. Case materials present the impacts of culture, race, sexual orientation, and gender identity on family development and process. The effects of poverty, class, and immigration will be analyzed and addressed as therapeutic opportunities and challenges. This course will include an examination of the impact of child abuse, spousal abuse, divorce, blended families and families that include foster and adoptive children on treatment. CMH student

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