Marital and Family Development

12 ECTs / Semester / Portuguese

To analyse epistemologically and critically reflect on human development as a dynamic, systemic and ecological process; To critically reflect and be able to apply to different family realities different structures and family functioning models, considering the notions of life cycle and normative and non-normative transitions; To understand and be able to apply the concepts of risk and protective factors, stress and crisis, vulnerability, disruption and resilience, adjustment and adaptation; To know in depth about couple relationships throughout the family life cycle and critically reflect on couple processes in understanding the quality, satisfaction and marital stability; To know, recognize and analyse the structure and functioning of community systems and their connection with family and personal systems; To understand the genesis and dynamics of marital and family conflicts.