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  • Course | CMH 104Family Relationships and Their Impact on Psychiatric Disorders


The dynamics of healthy families and those that are struggling, family scripts and family legacies, will be explored in this course.

The impact of power relationships and how these contribute to family violence will also be outlined. How families are structured, boundary and attachment issues, as well as cultural issues and traditions will also be examined. How marital relationships can contribute to or detract from children's functioning will also be explored. The dark power of family secrets, scapegoating, and grief issues in families will be discussed, as well as divorce and its aftermath.


To register for this course, you must be accepted as a part-time Social Services Worker (SSW) student by completing an application package and meeting basic requirements. Full-time SSW students must have the permission of the part-time SSW co-ordinator in order to take this course.

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