Master's Degree - Family and Community Services

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Course Information
Family Dynamics

Course Description
Students examine theories of family function and dysfunction, techniques of assessment, and models of family intervention.
Contacts
Instructor

Richard Feistman
Office: 573-882-4035
feistmanr@missouri.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Normal Family Processes, Fourth Edition : Growing Diversity and Complexity
Guilford Publications
Edition: 4th edition
ISBN: 9781462502554
Publisher: Guilford Publications

Nurses and Families : A Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention
Wright, Lorraine M., Leahey, Maureen
Edition: 6th edition
ISBN: 9780803627390
Publisher: Davis Company, F. A.

Introduction to Family Processes : Fifth Edition
Day, Randal D.
Edition: 5th Edition
ISBN: 9781841697611
Publisher: Routledge


Course Access

Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at MU, the MU Campus Coordinator will email course access information to students for courses taught by MU. Using the instructions and information in the email, students will be able to activate their Canvas at Mizzou and MU email account. Instructors may restrict course access until the first day of class.

Students needing assistance with setting up their account should contact the MU IT Help Desk at 573-882-5000. If students haven’t received the course access information email, please reach out to the MU Campus Coordinator at mumzongreatplains@umsystem.edu.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Headshot picture of Jessyca Waddell smilingGreat Plains IDEA has contributed immensely to my academic success. Earning my bachelor’s degree spanned seven years due to medical setbacks, but my journey in graduate school stands in stark contrast. I maintained a 4.0 GPA because I was given the opportunity to succeed despite my health conditions. The online courses allowed me to learn in a more comfortable environment without the need for special accommodations in the classroom or navigation of a campus.

– – Jessyca Waddell, Youth Development Alumni,
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