Welcome to the second module of the AFS. This module has the focus on Genograms and how to confidently use them in working with individuals, couples and families. It is currently only available as part of the full AFS program and not as a stand alone seminar. Are you part of the full program? Then you’ll have access when this module launches.
This module refreshes the student in their understanding of the Bowen Family Systems-Family of Origin’s 8 concepts & the Genogram model. This review of the Knowledge & Understanding of the interrelationship of the concepts of these two models to the dynamics of family life, together with the students working knowledge & skill of the Genogram model will be demonstrated by the completion a 3-generational Genogram on the family of King David (Solomon,David,Children) from the Old Testament.
This means that the student must use critical thinking for integration of the Bowen Model & the Genogram model. This integration requires that the student understands the interrelationship of the 8 concepts and be able to explain the family life dynamics of King David’s family.
To start this module go to the first lesson.
A Capstone project is a way to sum up skills and competencies the student has gained during the AFS. This kind of paper may be presented in various forms: case studies, research papers, surveys, outcome-based evaluation, focus groups, and more. You will need to pick a capstone project idea related to the AFS and write a paper. Typically, a Capstone project will be connected with your future specialization (so it also relates to your personal growth plan) and requires strong skills in teamwork, public speaking, and critical and analytical thinking.
In this first module of the Online Advanced Family Studies you will be introduced to the course and start your first assignments. By the end of this module (May 2021) you will have:
- An understanding of how the Online Advanced Family Studies works, how you’ll submit your work, how you’ll engage with the teaching, assignments and group work.
- Completed a current literature review: A critical look at current literature. Understand current writings, identify gaps in the knowledge of the subject in literature.
- Created a personal growth plan, helping you get most out of this online study through auto-evaluation on your personal journey in ministering more effectively to families.
This module consists of self study through watching video content, completing the corresponding assignments and studying literature. Additionally this module will have group video calls to get to know one another, to introduce the course and its practical workings and answer questions you might have about this.