Apr 01, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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HUS-2020 Group and Family Counseling


Credits 3
Equivalent Hours 0
An introduction to basic skills of group and family counseling for use with both mentally ill and chemically dependent clients. The course will emphasize patterns of group dynamics, particularly as they relate to therapeutic group process. Traditional views of pathology will be examined with a focus on the role of family dynamics in the formation, maintenance, and treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency. Students will think diagnostically about families utilizing theories and techniques that are relevant to working with families and groups.

(Not offered summer.)
Prerequisite(s): HUS 1010
(Not offered summer.)

Course Outcomes

  1. Assess the cultural, social and economic variables that affect the family
  2. Contrast family therapy as distinguished from individual and group therapies
  3. Explain the developmental stages of a family
  4. Describe the boundaries for effective counseling relationships in group counseling
  5. Identify the stages of the group process in facilitating growth and problem resolution




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