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 Certificate(s)

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Jul 05, 2021 to Aug 30, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fees
CFT Course Fee non-credit $1,100.00 Click here to get more information
  • Charles Coleman
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.

Please note there are mandatory live sessions included in this course.

The live sessions will be held in real-time as follows:

  • July 5, 2021 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM MT
  • July 12, 2021 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM MT
  • July 19, 2021 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM MT
  • July 26, 2021 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM MT
  • August 2, 2021 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM MT
  • August 9, 2021 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM MT
  • August 16, 2021 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM MT
  • August 23, 2021 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM MT
  • August 30, 2021 - 7:00PM to 9:00PM MT

To fully participate in the live sessions you will need to have access to a reliable headset with a microphone.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are 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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