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MFT 627. Clinical Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy

Credits: 3
Department: Counseling & Community Psychology
Description: Integration of clinical issues such as family stress and coping, gender roles, and sexuality, that often present when providing marriage and family therapy.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and evaluate strengths and limitations of key concepts and systemic theories related to stress in families. (PO 1)
2. Understand the nature of gender in family relations, including underlying assumptions, values, and attitudes. (PO 3)
3. Identify key methodological issues and be able to evaluate and critically judge the validity of clinical issues research. (PO 5)
4. Acquire an understanding of sexual pathologies, disorders, dysfunctions, and treatment modalities. (SLO 4)
5. Develop appreciation for diverse sexual values and life styles with respect to cultural contexts and to clarify personal values, ethics, and beliefs as related to sexuality. (PO 3)
6. Synthesize literature from family stress theory with clinical issues often resulting from stress, such as alcohol or drug abuse, violence. (PO 5)

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