COU FX650 - Therapy with Couples
This course will focus on the major dynamics of couple and family relationships as well as evidence-based and evidence-informed theory and practice, including an integrated model for sex therapy with couples. Family therapy theories from a variety of modern and post-modern perspectives will provide the basis for understanding and counseling couples. Relevant issues such as domestic violence and divorce will be integrated into classroom discussions, role-plays and projects. The importance of diversity and difference will be addressed throughout the course, such as gender and power issues, social class, different physical and mental abilities, religious backgrounds and other socio-cultural factors.