An introduction to basic skills of group and family counseling for use with both mentally ill and chemically dependent clients. Emphasizes patterns of group dynamics, particularly as they relate to therapeutic group process. Traditional views of pathology will be examined with a focus on the role of family dynamics in the formation, maintenance, and treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency. Students will think diagnostically about families utilizing theories and techniques that are relevant to working with families and groups.
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