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COUN 6356 - Advanced Theory and Application in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling

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5 credits

This is an advanced course in the study and application of family systems theory. Students apply content knowledge gained in earlier courses 6201/6726 and other core courses to complex and comprehensive case studies. The case studies are rich and inclusive of current issues in family and couples counseling, such as the impact of technology, crisis intervention, addiction, school and community factors, ethical dilemmas, socio-cultural considerations, and issues related to social justice and advocacy. Students engage in the processes of clinical assessment, treatment planning, goal writing, care coordination, discharge planning, clinical documentation, ethical practice, and safety planning. Course work also cultivates students' case conceptualization and case presentation skills.

Prerequisites for students entering May 29, 2023 and later

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Prerequisites

  • CPLB 602L

MS in School Counseling

  • None

MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling Prerequisites

  • DDLB 621L

Prerequisites for students entering prior to May 29, 2023

  • COUN 6722
  • COUN 6316
*Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information or visit School of Lifelong Learning for more information.