This course is designed to provide the opportunity to learn about family and group dynamics and how to work therapeutically with these systems. This will include clinical applications, review of relevant research, and theoretical/historical perspectives. You are expected to be an active participant rather than a passive observer/listener. Being an 'active participant' means that you are not only prepared for each class (completing reading, assignments, etc. ahead of time) but that you are also thinking about how the ideas in class might be translated into practice, self-improvement and understanding, etc., and are ready to learn by doing!