In this course, we will explore how the family impacts psychopathology, including relapse, recovery, and resilience, for a member with a mental disorder. We will examine the relationship between the family and mental health conditions like anxiety, autism, depression, personality disorders, and schizophrenia from a life course and a family systems perspective. We will also examine these relationships by discussing the biopsychosocial features of the family that impact child and adolescent psychopathology. The course will focus on contemporary approaches to family life (e.g., dual-earner families, gender equality, LGBTQ+ families, etc.), and the role these approaches play in family functioning. The course will also examine the impact the current COVID-19 pandemic is having on family systems, as well as the increased need for telehealth services.
Faculty: Jill Hooley
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Wed, 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. ET