This academic course is designed to meet three-semester units of the treatment of couples and families requirement for LPCC licensing in California.
Theories and Strategies of Family Therapy covers several different approaches to family therapy. The philosophical and historical facts of each theory is addressed, as well as how each theory is applied in a professional practice. The course consists of video lectures, reading and written assignments, a midterm and final exam. There are no start or end dates and it is delivered in a self-paced online format.
This course is designed for adult diverse learners in an online instruction formation that is both instructor and peer driven. Students will experience four learning formats in each section:
1. View all three video lectures
2. Read chapters in book
3. Answer two discussion questions
4. Take practice quiz, plus midterm exam & final exam
Students will demonstrate the ability to:
1. Identify and apply theories of family therapy to specific therapy sessions
2. Formulate relevant issues of gender, diversity and sociocultural aspects of theories in family therapy
3. Evaluate interrelationships among and between work, family, and other life roles and factors to be considered in family therapy
4. Critique evidence based research in theories of family therapy
5. Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
Required Text Book:
Carlson, Jon., and Kjos, Diane. (2002). Theories and Strategies of Family Therapy
Thomas Nickel, Ph.D., is a cognitive psychologist and instructional designer. He has been extensively involved in the administration of mental health services and the development of training programs for mental health professionals.