- Bachelors Students (Psychology)
- Masters students (Psychology)
- Professionals working in fields related to counseling, psychology & mental health.
Syllabus of Program :
Module I: History of Family and Couple Therapy:
What is family
Stages of family
History of family therapy
Process of family therapy (Newly Added)
Issues faced (Newly Added)
- This module will lay down the historical context in which family and couple therapy originated in the west and in India. The contents covered in this module will enable the practitioner to appreciate the history of the family and couple therapy movement and the contributions of leading theorists. It will trace the journey of the field of family and couple therapy from its initial focus on problems and deficits to newer approaches that offer a strengths-based perspective and a contextual understanding of couple and family problems. The module will also help the participants develop a critical lens of looking at mainstream theories by introducing the larger socio-cultural context in which couple and family systems are situated.
Module II: Family Relationships and Therapy
- This module focuses on some of the important schools of family therapy and the theoretical concepts offered by each of these schools. The module will introduce the participants to various issues and difficulties for which families seek therapy. It will equip the participants to understand how each of these schools conceptualizes family problems, assesses them, and finally intervenes. Participants will learn unique skills in assessing family systems, forming a hypothesis, and choosing from a wide range of intervention strategies proposed by each of these schools.
- Both the modules on couple and family relationships and therapy will also expose participants to the identification of family strengths and resilience and to ways of promoting the same.
Module III: Couple Relationships and Therapy
Post-marriage therapy (Newly Added)
Counseling sessions for nonmarried couples (Newly Added)
The module begins with acquainting the participants with key research in the area of couple relationships and therapy. Marriage is one of the many forms of couple relationships. The module will sensitize the participants to different forms that a couple of relationships can assume and key-related issues for which couples often seek therapy. It then will move on to cover various evidence-based theories of understanding couple relationships. The focus will be on understating different aspects of couple relationships such as intimacy, communication, conflict resolution, sexuality, division of labor, gender roles, etc. It will then introduce different ways of assessing and conceptualizing difficulties faced by the couples and of intervening with the same. This is essentially done by borrowing from some of the major evidence-based schools and theories of couple counseling.
- Domestic violence is a reality for many Indian women. The module will help the participants in understanding, assess and intervene with incidents of abuse and violence during the process of couple and family counseling.
- Therapies used in family counseling
Practical and role play
Key Learning of the Program :
- Handling family counseling sessions
- Handling Relationship and marriage counseling cases
- Application of Family Therapy
- Application of Couple therapy