Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency is an 18-credit program, comprised of the following six required courses:

Chemical Dependency Courses

PSY 86532 Family Systems Theory

Credits : 3

This course explores the history and development of family therapy. The focus of study provides an overview of the evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, and includes both clinical and research developments. The course content is intended to create a personal awareness and learning experience that encourages the development of sensitivity, flexibility, insight, and compassion.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Differentiate family systems theories and models of intervention and treatment
  • Formulate relevant issues of gender, diversity and sociocultural aspects of family therapy
  • Critique evidence based research on family systems theory
  • Discriminate legal and ethical issues of family therapy
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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