This course is part of the Clinical Specialization in Native Studies and is designed to introduce and examine mainstream therories of family therapy with specific application to Indigenous family systems.  Special attention will be given to family systems theory in the application of family intervention to address the intergenerational impacts of residential schooling and the child welfare system.  This course will be organized into four parts: Part 1 will provide an overview into current mainstream family therapy models.  Part II explores working with Indegenous family and comunity. Part III looks into child welare practice and how this affects Indigenous families we may be working with.  And finally, Part IV discusses working with surviviors'of residential schools and their descendants.