HSER 352

Family Counseling

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

Learning outcomes


  • The development of more empathy for oneself and members of one's family.
  • The ethical standards for the delivery of family counseling services.
  • The knowledge of family interaction patterns which are enhancing for family members.
  • The knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to being a family counselor.