Family and Family Systems

Code: OLRN1308

Course description

This course is an introduction to a generalist approach to intervention with families. In this course, students will learn about the family work approach and related skills including engagement, assessment, intervention and termination. Intervention with individuals will be contrasted with a family systems approach which views human behaviours as expressions of family interactions, dynamics and structures. Family dynamics will be explored as factors in the development and maintenance of various types of problems that present for professional help.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Delivery Options

Classroom Delivery: In-person instruction that takes place at a college campus.
Online Delivery: Content is delivered entirely online through self-directed components, allowing you the flexibility to learn anytime from wherever you are.
Remote Delivery: Technology-enabled virtual instruction that takes place outside of a physical classroom. Remote delivery includes some form of scheduled real-time virtual classes or drop-in times, as well as self-directed components.
Hybrid Delivery: Instruction that includes a combination of online or remote delivery, and some classroom activities.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2021 registration opens February 1, 2021. Fall 2021 registration opens July 5, 2021.