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MHT 2245 Mental Health & the Family

Underlying dynamics and interactional patterns in the functioning of the family system. The impact of family dysfunction upon children, parents and the family system. Issues and trends facing contemporary families and methodologies of clinical intervention are highlighted.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101 and MHT 2105

Course Outcomes
  • Explain the issues present in, and therapeutic interventions with, divorced, single-parented and blended families.
  • State issues and strengths in diverse family forms.
  • Describe the dynamics of, and therapeutic interventions with, domestic violence; including adult partner battering, child abuse, and neglect and incest.
  • State the parental relationship as the family system foundation and identify problems in couples and parenting.
  • Identify assessment factors of family mental health and the dynamics of the family as a system. Apply these dynamics to an analysis of your own family of origin and a research paper topic.
  • Explain and role play the components of family therapy; and research their application.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Health Sciences
  • Department: Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No