Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Advanced Pastoral Counselling Studies: Contextual Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
0.5 Credit

The student will be introduced to a variety of intergenerational family theories using the critical study of the individual in the context of families. The objective is to relate Bowen’s Natural Systems Model to Boszomenyi-Nagy’s Contextual Family Model in order to explore emotional/ethical/religious dynamics in the family and the individual as these relate to therapy approaches in the pursuit of personal healing and justice in families and communities.