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.
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 Certificate(s)
- Professional Development Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Level 1 : Required Courses