Family Systems

Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy, marriage and family therapy, family systems therapy, and family counseling, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development. It tends to view change in terms of the systems of interaction between family members. It emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.

The different schools of family therapy have in common a belief that, regardless of the origin of the problem, and regardless of whether the clients consider it an "individual" or "family" issue, involving families in solutions often benefits clients. This involvement of families is commonly accomplished by their direct participation in the therapy session. The skills of the family therapist thus include the ability to influence conversations in a way that catalyses the strengths, wisdom, and support of the wider system.

In the field's early years, many clinicians defined the family in a narrow, traditional manner usually including parents and children. As the field has evolved, the concept of the family is more commonly defined in terms of strongly supportive, long-term roles and relationships between people who may or may not be related by blood or marriage.

The conceptual frameworks developed by family therapists, especially those of family systems theorists, have been applied to a wide range of human behavior, including organisational dynamics and the study of greatness.

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Matching Family Systems Colleges

Brigham Young University-Provo
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $5,460 average out-state tuition; $5,460 average in-state tuition
University of Southern Mississippi
Four or more years; Public; $8,108 average out-state tuition; $8,108 average in-state tuition
Western Michigan University
Four or more years; Public; $13,776 average out-state tuition; $11,020 average in-state tuition
Central Michigan University
Four or more years; Public; $22,881 average out-state tuition; $12,093 average in-state tuition
Weber State University
Four or more years; Public; $14,321 average out-state tuition; $4,773 average in-state tuition
Spring Arbor University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $27,150 average out-state tuition; $27,150 average in-state tuition
Towson University
Four or more years; Public; $19,138 average out-state tuition; $6,692 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Family Systems Majors

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Legacy Scholars Award - College of Ed and Human Dev - UM, Twin Cities

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

$10,000 Varies See Details

Legacy Scholars Award - College of Ed and Human Dev - UM, Twin Cities

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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$10,000

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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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$2,000

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St. Clair County Farm Bureau Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

$1,000 Varies See Details

St. Clair County Farm Bureau Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

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$1,000

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Daisy M. Walters Scholarship

University of Wyoming - College of Arts and Sciences

$1,000 Varies See Details

Daisy M. Walters Scholarship

University of Wyoming - College of Arts and Sciences

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$1,000

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College of Education Graduate Scholarship - MSU

Montana State University-Billings

$1,000 February 01, 2020 See Details

College of Education Graduate Scholarship - MSU

Montana State University-Billings

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$1,000

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February 01, 2020
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Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Connecther

Up to $5,000 January 20, 2020 See Details

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Connecther

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Up to $5,000

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January 20, 2020
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Off-Campus Transfer Student Scholarship - UIUC

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

Up to $1,000 Varies See Details

Off-Campus Transfer Student Scholarship - UIUC

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

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Margaret Lang Estate Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

$500 Varies See Details

Margaret Lang Estate Scholarship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of ACES

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$500

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Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship - ABAC

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

$500 Varies See Details

Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship - ABAC

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

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$500

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College of Education Undergraduate Scholarship - MSU, Billings

Montana State University-Billings

$500 February 01, 2020 See Details

College of Education Undergraduate Scholarship - MSU, Billings

Montana State University-Billings

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$500

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February 01, 2020
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