Systems/relational therapies and practices
relative to assessment, research, and treatment of
couples, with an emphasis on promoting relational
justice through addressing power/privilege and the
links between neurobiology, emotion, societal
context, and couple interaction. Students develop
competencies to work with a wide range of couples
across the life span and diverse sociocultural
contexts, with attention to issues such as
intimacy, conflict, co-parenting, spirituality,
infidelity, divorce, loss, and illness. Couple
therapy for the treatment of trauma and mental
health disorders will also be addressed.