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PSD7124 Family Systems Theory and Its Application to Diverse Populations

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This course offers the basics in family systems theory and the historical context from which it arose. Students learn the application of systems theory to the treatment of a variety of family systems. A comparison and critique of systems theory from a postmodern perspective is included. The limitations of systems theory to families of diverse backgrounds is considered as well as modifications of the approaches typical of system models to meet the needs of such families.

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