Dec 05, 2022  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NSG 522 - Advanced Psychiatric Nursing Theory II


This course will provide students with cognitive and experiential learning for patient populations across the life span in the areas of group dynamics, group psychotherapy, family systems theory and family therapy. General Systems theory will be presented for understanding the forces which operate within groups and families, with special application to therapeutic groups and family therapy. Group dynamics in educational settings will also be discussed with emphasis upon facilitating optimal learning experiences. Significant tasks and responsibilities of the group and family therapist will be identified. Major models of group and family therapy will be introduced with emphasis on the use of interactional brief approaches appropriate to a variety of nursing settings. Ethical issues confronting group members and therapists will be discussed.


Prerequisites & Notes
NSG 520 , NSG 521   Co-requisites: NSG 523  

Offered: Spring, Fall Semester

Credits: 3

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