97.1 Family Dynamics
In this course, students will explore the risks and resilience of diverse family groups. The family system is introduced as both a microsystem and a homeostatic system which allows students to develop the appropriate techniques for analyzing a variety of unhealthy family dynamics. Students will learn both conceptual and practical information on key issues and problems they will need to prepare for work with at-risk youth in families. Topics also include the evaluation of family roles, substance use disorders and the family, as well as the basic techniques of family therapy.