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.
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
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.
biblical understanding of the family
key historical figures
ethics and legal matters
current theological trends