Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 33–49 | Cite as

Family psychopathology: Cross training graduate marital and family therapy students in family assessment and psychiatric nosology

  • A. Melton StrozierJr.
  • Mary Anne Armour
Bridging Family and Individual Assessment


The structure of a course entitled Family Therapy with Major Psychopathology taught annually in the Mercer University Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy Program is presented. An epistemological presentation regarding the interface of psychiatric nosology and family systems assessment is discussed. Methods of diagnosing and assessing dysfunctional family systems are presented and training in individual psychiatric nosology is discussed, with particular attention given to family systems dysfunction as an etiological factor in the development of individual psychopathology. Learning techniques are discussed including lecture, discussion, case presentations, readings, and testing methods.


Health Psychology Social Issue Etiological Factor Family Therapy System Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Melton StrozierJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mary Anne Armour
    • 3
  1. 1.Medical CenterColumbus
  2. 2.Mercer UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesMercer University School of MedicineMacon

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