Family Therapy with Children and Adolescents (3 credits) Course
This course provides students with an in-depth understanding
of working with children and adolescents in the context of the family and must
be taken concurrently with practicum. The course will explore concepts in child
development and draw from the spectrum of family therapy models and play
therapy models that aim to strengthen parent and family functioning. It will
provide background in addressing the emotional, behavioral, and relational
symptoms of children and adolescents as well as treatment options for serious
behavioral issues and trauma. Family therapy with special populations, such as
working with LGBTQ and culturally oppressed youth, will be introduced.
Required text: The Study Guide for the National Examination in Marriage and Family Therapy
The Study Guide is only available to Adler University students currently enrolled in MCFT-670.