Oct 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MFTH 560 - Family Systems Theory


3 Credits
This course is an introduction to Family Systems and Communication Theories, which underlie the development of Systemic Family Therapy. It will provide an overview of the processes of human communication, and will examine these micro-processes from a systemic theoretical perspective. Course participants will be introduced to the literature upon which Family Systems theory and therapy is based, and will be required to read some of the fundamental writings of theoreticians in the fields of Cybernetics, Systems theory, Communication theory, Epistemology and Systemic Family therapy. This course will also provide a historical overview of the development of family therapy and offer an initial introduction to the work of some of the early pioneers in family therapy. Students are required to achieve a B- grade or higher in this course.



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