Metropolitan State University

HSER 352 : Family Counseling

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course explores the dynamics and processes of family interactions and counseling from the viewpoint of a family counselor. Some of the major theories of family counseling are discussed, with particular emphasis on the theories of Virginia Satir. Evaluation is based in part on a final conference with the instructor. This course is designed for students seeking self-understanding, as well as for students pursuing careers in the human services.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/01/1998 - 09/05/1999 09/06/1999 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. The development of more empathy for oneself and members of one┬┐s family.
  2. The ethical standards for the delivery of family counseling services.
  3. The knowledge of family interaction patterns which are enhancing for family members.
  4. The knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to being a family counselor.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
None