Apr 23, 2024  
Mercy College 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYN 605 - Contemporary Couples Therapy: Theory and Practice


Credit(s): 3
3 semester hours
Prerequisite(s): PSYN 653 
This course will provide master’s students in Marriage and Family Therapy with an in-depth examination of contemporary theories and practices in couple therapy. Couple assessment and intervention across the life cycle, including formation, early marriage, parenthood, mid-marriage and aging couples will be studied. Couple dissolution, separation, divorce, and remarriage will be examined from the viewpoint of the work of the practicing family therapist. Couple issues including commitment, decision-making, conflict, gender differences, sexuality, infertility, intergenerational relationships, work, money, migration, illness, affairs, physical violence, and death of a spouse will be addressed in a family systems context and contemporary “best practice” models of Couple Therapy.



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