Designed forCounsellors, therapists, social workers, mental health workers, pastoral / faith-based, and other practitioners seeking to build or enhance their practical skills and theoretical foundation in couple and family therapy, as well as those exploring therapy as a career.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Increased understanding of the experience of families, and individual family members, undergoing transitions in family structure following parental separation and divorce, death of a parent, re-marriage, and or several other transitional family situations.
- Enhanced clinical skills and clinical applications for working with family members at various stages of these transition processes.
- Enhanced ability to make connections between theory and practice while working with families in transition.
- A framework for a practice model, including family life cycle stages and phases at each transitional cycle, encompassing one’s own practice theory.
Pre-requisite course: Theories & Methods of Couple Therapy
Note: If you wish to take the course but have not completed the pre-requisite, please contact Beverley Fretz, Manager, Program Development at email@example.com.
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The course is offered jointly by the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT) and the University of Guelph, Open Learning and Educational Support (OpenEd).
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies : Electives