Course Description

In this course we will examine the similarities and differences among the early systemic versions of family therapy and some of the approaches labeled post-structural or postmodern. We will do this by discussing the principles of post-structural family therapy approaches, their theoretical and philosophical roots, various types of post-structural approaches, and several specific real-world applications. Activities will include synchronous presentations and discussions along with asynchronous partner work and postings/responses on D2L.

Course Details

Learning Objectives:

1. Recognize the influence of post-structural thinking/conceptualizing on family therapy practices.

2. Understand how practices with families and communities are linked with societal discourses and macro processes/influences.

3. Understand how post-structural family therapy practices address social inequalities.

4. Be able to distinguish and articulate various types of post-structural family therapy approaches.

5. Appreciate the challenges faced by post-structural family therapy approaches when being utilized in contemporary front-line practice.

6. Identify places for further development/innovation of post-structural family therapy approaches.

7. Locate your own practice preferences within the set of post-structural family therapy approaches.

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Jul 08, 2024 to Aug 26, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $1,100.00
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook Required.
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to visit our Online Learning Resources prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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