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Course Codes by Alphabetical Link
A B C E F H I J M N P R S T W

 

FL 401

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

The Family

 

This course will cover the family as a system. Students will become acquainted with both a functional and dysfunctional family system. The most common pathologies of family illness will be explored, such as co-dependency and how one copes as an adult child of a dysfunctional family. The mind-body-spiritual aspects are integrated in this course.

FL 409

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Clarifying Communications

 

People have different conversational styles. Styles differ from one part of the country to another, or in different ethnic and class backgrounds. This course highlights gender and other differences in conversational styles.

FL 500

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

When Couples Commit

 

The student will be introduced to the Renew Process which consists of releasing resentments, expressing caring, negotiating problems, exploring new perspectives, and weathering emotional storms.

FL 501

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Your Family / Yourself

 

The approach of this course is to understand how life scripts have largely been written by the role one plays in the family of origin, such as: Hero, Scapegoat, Lost Child, or Victim and how that role is played in one's current family situation. By understanding your family of origin and the current one, you can understand yourself better and experiment with ways to improve your family system by changing your own behavior unilaterally.

FL 502

6 credits

42, 44.07

 

Focal Groups

 

In this course, the student will explore basic concepts and group intervention techniques as applied to co-dependency, survivors of rape, shyness, adult survivors of incest, agoraphobia, survivors of toxic parents, depression, domestic violence offenders, alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, and parental training.

FL 503

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Family Systems

 

This course will familiarize students with policies affecting families. Mental health professionals, physicians, and educators need to increase their awareness by looking at families within a broader system.

FL 504

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Parenting

 

The student will learn basic knowledge of child development. Various alternatives of parenting styles will be assessed. Students who plan to specialize in teaching parenting skills need to be aware of and be able to compare various family systems.

FL 506

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Peoplemaking

 

Parents are in the business of peoplemaking. In addition to dealing with family processes, guidelines for remapping and nurturing family style are explored. Exercises to enhance self-awareness and stimulate conversation and new ways of family communication are clearly described.

FL 600

4 credits

42, 44.07

 

Evaluation of Families

 

This course will cover psychological problems and social relationships within the family as well as mental health status. Students will receive training in family assessments and will become acquainted with various procedures for evaluation and research.

FL 601

4 credits

42, 44.07

 

Constructual Marital Therapy

 

This is a comprehensive approach based on various theories and concepts of practice. Defined as a covenant marriage, it explains what is required in a state of marital development. Clear guidelines are described in the choice of techniques to be used. Starting with a clear definition of a working marriage, students will explore misconceptions and confusion experienced by couples.

FL 604

3 credits

42, 44.07

 

Solutions for Sexual and Relationship Problems

 

This approach based on Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) encourages the student to apply techniques related to fulfillment and choice. Although based on Neurolinguistic Programming, prior knowledge of NLP is not necessary.

 

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