|Teacher||Dr. T. Gorbacheva|
|Frequency||Every three years|
|Credits||5 ECTS||Workload||125-150 Hours|
|Applicability||This Module is subject-specific, but the systems approach is applicable to marriage and family studies, psychological disorders, and cultural aspects.|
|Course structure||See module and courses|
|Contact time||35-45 Hours||Self-Study||105-125 Hours|
|Participation requirement||See access to the program|
|Content of the Module||This is an introduction to general systems theory. Special attention is given to the history of marriage and family therapy and the basic theories of and models of family interaction. Implications for interactional patterns, functional and dysfunctional systems, life cycle issues, and ethnicity are discussed.
This course is designed to assist the student in gaining an understanding of the basics of marriage and family systems approaches. It will consist of an introduction to basic concepts and ideas and an exploration of family of origin issues. Special attention will be given to the application of this material to educational settings and marital and family therapy.
A. General Learning Objectives (Course Goals):
B. Specific Behavioral Objectives (Learning Outcomes):
|Outline||A. Introduction to the Course
B. Introduction to Marriage and Family Systems
C. History of Systems Theory and MFT
D. Bowen and Systems
E. Structural and Systems
F. CBT and Systems
G. Experiential and Systems
H. Contextual and Systems
I. Strategic and Systems
J. MRI/Milan and Systems
K. Systems and Faith
|Core Literature||Bergman, J. (1985). Fishing for barracuda: Pragmatics of brief systemic therapy. New York: Norton.
Bowen, M. (1978). Family therapy in clinical practice. New York: Jason Aronson.
George, R..L., and Cristiani, T. S. (1995). Counseling: Theory and Practice (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Madanes, C. (1990). Sex, love, and violence: strategies for transformation. New York: Norton.
McMahan, O. (1995). Scriptural Counseling: A God-Centered Method. Cleveland, TN: Pathway.
Meier, P.D, F.B. Minirth, F.B. Wichern and D.E. Ratcliff. (1991). Introduction to Psychology
Patterson, C. H., & Watkins, C.E. (1996). Theories of Psychotherapy. (5th ed.). New York: Harper Collins.
Trent, J. (1994). Lifemapping. Colorado Springs: Focus on the Family.