This class will focus on the formation of couple and committed relationships and the improvement, restoration, and maintenance of healthy marital commitment. Evidence-based systemic principles will be taught. This course will include diagnosis and treatment for a variety of committed couples. The variety will include ethnic, cultural, gender, and couple-specific definitions of commitment. The ethical and legal aspects of treating domestic violence are explored. Emphasis will be placed on cultural, socioeconomic, spiritual, and contextual considerations. The added stresses of family, employment, and aging will be explored. This course is a requirement for all LMFT-track students and an elective for LPCC-track students.
MLR2006, MLR2011, MLR2007, MLR2028