Exploring Transitions Faced by Couples and Families

Posted on Tuesday January 22, 2019

This March, Dr. Jennifer Myrie, registered professional counsellor, will facilitate Couples and Families in Transition, an intensive classroom-based course offered through OpenEd, University of Guelph.

The unique course focuses on the impact of transitions on family relationships and the therapeutic implications for working with such changing family systems. A wide variety of topics will be covered over the four-day period, including separation and divorce, co-parenting, adoption, and death and loss.

The goal of the course is to increase understanding of the systemic dynamics of families in transition and to strengthen clinical skill in working with families who are engaged in these transitions. Attention will also be given to transitions that have either been marginalized or have become increasingly relevant to diverse multicultural populations—including transitions related to gender and sexuality, migration and refugee experiences, and military service.

Developed in partnership with the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT), the course is offered as an elective for the Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies.

Couples and Families in Transition runs March 4 to 7, 2019 in Toronto, with the early bird registration ending February 1, 2019.

For more information and to register, visit the Couples and Families in Transition course page