The theories that guide the family counsellor through the therapeutic process will be studied in this course.  Students will learn the principles that apply to joining the client family and engaging in therapeutic conversations.  The concept of "family-as-client" will be applied as students learn the cognitive, perceptual, and some executive skills pertaining to family counselling.  The opportunity to develop some beginning assessment and clinical record-keeping skills will be afforded through laboratory work with family role plays.