|Teacher||Dr. T. Gorbacheva|
|Frequency||Every three years|
|Credits||5 ECTS||Workload||125-150 Hours|
|Applicability||This Module will be useful in counseling and conflict resolution in the family setting. All practical and counseling modules will benefit from this teaching.
|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 course is designed to introduce students to the traditional and current clinical thinking with regard to family stress and resilience. Students will develop their understanding of specific systemic contexts that contribute to increased stress in family and couple relationships. Traumatic events with emphasis on infidelity will be explored. Students will also develop their understanding of the factors that protect family, couple relationships, and promote resilience.
A. General Learning Objectives
B. Specific Behavioral Objectives
|Outline||- Class Introduction &The Contextual Model
- Defining Stress Theory & Coping
- Family Issues: Boundary Ambiguity, Denial, & Family Values
- Social Pressures, Family Crisis, & Future Issues
- Marital Distress
- Families with Children
- Economic Stress
- Aging & Adaptation
- Mental Illness
- Death, Dying, & Grief
- Remarriage & Recoupling
- Violence, Abuse, & Neglect
- Immigration & Acculturation
- Development of treatment/counselling plan
|Core Literature||Bainbridge, D., Kruegen, P., Lohfeld, L., & Brazil, K. (2009). Stress processes in caring for an end-of-life family member: Application of a theoretical model. Aging and Mental Health, 13(4), 537-545.
Baucom, D. H., Gordon, K. C., Snyder, D. K., Atkins, D. C., & Christensen, A. (2006). Treating affair couples: Clinical considerations and initial findings. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 20 (4), 375-392.
Boss, P. (2002). Family stress management: A contextual approach. 2nd(ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Glass, S. P. (2003). Not just friends: Rebuilding trust and recovering your sanity after infidelity. New York, NY: Free Press.
Jill D. Duba, J. D., Kindsvatter, A., Lara, T. (2008). Treating infidelity: Considering narratives of attachment. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 16(4), 293-299.
Hall, J. H, & Fincham, F. D. (2005). Relationship dissolution following infidelity. In M. Fine & J. Harvey (Eds)., The Handbook of Divorce and Romantic Relationship Dissolution. (pp. 1-34). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Kimmel, M. S. (2000). Gendered health. In Kimmel, M. S., The Gendered Society. 2nd(ed.). (pp. 261-263). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Lamanna, M. A. & Riedmann, A. (2011). Marriages, Families, & Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society. Wadsworth publisher
Matsen, A. (2014). Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development. New York: Guilford Press.
Price, S. J., Price, C. A., & McKenry, P. C. (Eds.). (2010). Families and change (4th Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Rothwell, D. W., & Chang-Keun, H. (2010). Exploring the relationship between assets and family stress among low-income families. Family Relations, 59, 396 – 407.
Walsh, F. (2003). Family resilience: A framework for clinical practice. Family Process, 42, 1-18.