Application of family systems theories, social, equity, and evidence based practice to, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning in, marriage, couple and family therapy. Course, examines the theoretical assumptions and values, underlying approaches to the treatment of major, mental health issues and other presenting issues, such as child behavior problems, addiction,, suicide, familial violence, and families managing, acute and chronic medical conditions. Specific, assessment techniques and tools are discussed,, evaluated, practiced, and applied to clinical, diagnoses and treatment planning, including risk, assessment and crisis intervention.