Family Systems Study and Application


Students will get a foundational understanding of the theory and practice of Family Systems Therapy. Concepts of individuation, triangling, family secrets, multigenerational projection process and others will be explored. Methods for examining students' personal patterns will be presented and their influence on their life and work will be demonstrated. This study is based upon the the research and practice of Murray Bowen, known as the grandfather of family systems theory and treatment. Course Objectives: *Be conversant with key family systems concepts, *Identify three dysfunctional family patterns, *Have awareness of effect of personal family roles and secrets, *Know basics of evaluating and treating a family system.