CLED 645. Couples Counseling. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CLED 640. This course is designed to present the application of couple and marital counseling theory through systemic concepts, techniques and interventions utilized during couples counseling sessions. The major emphasis is on basic relational processes (e.g., healthy couple functioning, communication, intimacy and conflict). In addition, the course addresses systemic perspectives for treatment planning and intervention for contemporary issues such as violence, addictions and abuse. Mock counseling experience and feedback from the instructor and classmates will be provided. Students will use critical reflection throughout the semester while meeting the requirements of this course.