SWRK 623 Couple Therapy (3 credits)

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Offered by: Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

Administered by: Graduate Studies


Social Work : The goal of this course is to introduce students to the major models of couple therapy. The course will be divided into four core theoretical approaches to couple therapy: integrated systemic therapy for couples, emotionally focused therapy for couples, mentalizing based couple therapy, and cognitive behavioural marital therapy. Common factors will be explored such as communication skills, therapeutic alliance and client/therapist characteristics, in couple treatment. Models will be presented integrating the lens of gender, race, poverty, social class, and multiculturalism into couple treatment.

Terms: Winter 2017

Instructors: Heather MacIntosh, Darrell Johnson (Winter)