SCG6120EN - Spiritual Care in Marriage & Family Therapy

Course description

This course considers the dynamics of marriage and family relationships from a systems perspective. The emphasis is on understanding family and other systems theories, the structure and function of marriage from a theological perspective, various aspects of the martial relationship and family systems, and models of family and systemic interventions. Considerations from a historical and biblical perspective are presented along with current developments within marriage and family systemic models.

How this course benefits students

This course is intended to introduce the student to the concept and philosophy of marriage and family from a historical and biblical perspective. The student will be required to understand the systems philosophy and six major theoretical frameworks within the marriage and family therapy field. The student will understand such core content areas as: marriage & family history

Why this course is important

This course is valuable because it sets the tone for social science professionals to know their role when providing services for young children and their families. This course also teaches how to provide services in an ethical and proper manner.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Spiritual Caregiving
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

biblical understanding of the family

Missionally driven

key historical figures

Contextually informed

ethics and legal matters

Interculturally focused

counseling issues

Practically minded

some techniques

Experientially transformed

current theological trends