Course: EPC 674MF. Family Development Across the Lifespan (3)
Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course enables students to use information about healthy functioning to help individuals, couples and families reach developmental milestones and effectively transition through stages of individual and family development. Topics covered include family life cycle issues, such as marriage, childbirth, child rearing, parenting, divorce, step-parenting, alternative family forms, aging, long-term care, and end of life and grief counseling. In addition, health, resiliency and wellness models and psychosocial developmental processes are covered, as well as the effects of diversity and socioeconomic issues on individual and family development. Emphasis on evidence-based practices.