Course examines assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning for couples and families with focus on transformed definitions of home and family. Course reviews law/ethics relating to couples and families, relational and systemic therapies and use of evidence-based practices. Attention to risk, stress and resiliency as relates to diversity: socioeconomics, AOD, severe mental illness, sexuality and co-occurring disorders. Emphasis is on collaborative approaches to treatment of families, recovery-oriented care and community resources. Course meets with mental health consumer families.