Family Dynamics

14 weeks Course

Overview

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.

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at www.textnet.ca.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.