PP 8751 Family Systems and Health
This course provides an introduction to the field of family systems and health. The focus of the course is to develop clinicians who appreciate individual, family, and illness developmental stages. Rolland’s (1994) Integrative Treatment Model is the theoretical template for this course. The objectives for the course are that students: 1) understand the impact and experience of health, illness and disability for individuals, families, and healthcare treatment teams; 2) are able to conceptualize from a recursive perspective the nature of illness in families and how developmental time can constrain, maintain, or enhance family/individual problems; 3) consider how the therapist’s experience with illness in their own lives (personal and/or family) affects their clinical work; 4) become familiar with assessment and treatment of families with health issues; and 5) become familiar with issues of collaboration with the medical community.