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Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Practice

SW790, Section 002

This course presents advanced topics in interpersonal practice. The topics may include emerging practice methods, advanced application of methods covered in other required methods courses, and applications of methods in specific populations.

Topic Description / Additional Information

This mini-course is designed to familiarize students with the current theories of couple therapy. Selected empirically supported models utilized in couple therapy will be examined The course also looks at some of the key issues and challenges faced by therapists who provide couple therapy. This mini-course will be skill based and focus on helping students to learn effective approaches to working with couples in therapy.

Learning Objectives:

1. Examine current theories of couple therapy.
2. Explore empirically supported models utilized in couple therapy in terms of their concepts of health assumptions, goals, assessment features, diversity factors and interventions.
3. Address key issues and challenges faced by therapists who provide couple therapy.
4. Provide opportunities for students to engage in skill-based activities to promote application of couple therapy interventions.

Semester: Fall 2014
Instructor: Nitzberg, Laura J.
Topic: Working with Couples in Therapy
U-M Class #: 21855
Time: Thu Thursdays October 30, November 6, 13, 20 and December 4, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 3752 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

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