SW 751 Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice with Couples and Families

This course provides the opportunity for students to learn the concepts and theories currently informing work with couples and family systems. The course is designed to give students an immersion through class lecture, video demonstration and class exercises into the prominent theories utilized in contemporary practice. 

Common factors and differences amongst theories are explored as well as best practices strategies. Students will have the opportunity to critically analyze the strengths and challenges of different theoretical models as they apply to modern day society. Students will also be immersed in the sub specialty of working with couples, which will include conflict resolution and working with different types of family organizations i.e. single parents, divorced families, blended families as well as the complexities of inter cultural couples/ families.