Mar 28, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FCL 544 - Family Problems and Mediation

Problems arising out of the interaction of family members. Mediation techniques, family policy, and theories and ethics in studying families. FCL 334 and FCL 544 are equivalent courses; students may not receive credit for both.  Formerly FS 544, students may not receive credit for both.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify contemporary stressors and family problems.
  • Articulate the distinction between normative and non-normative events in family life.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of concepts, selected theories, and research concerning family stress, coping, and social support.
  • Apply the ABC-X model of family stress to normative and non-normative stressor events.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the strategies families use when adapting to crisis situations.
  • Match intervention strategies with the nature of the crisis event, family dynamics, family strengths, and current family circumstances.
  • Evaluate the relative quality of research design, measurement, sampling and causal inference in published empirical literature on Family Stress and Crisis.
  • Develop the ability to use current empirical literature to pose pertinent research questions and hypotheses.

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