This paper describes Process Journal: “My Life as a Family Therapist,” an assignment used in an undergraduate marriage and family therapy survey course to facilitate learning of systems-based marriage and family therapy theories. After starting with brief discussion of the value of teaching systems-based marriage and family therapy theories to undergraduates, the authors share detailed information about course content and objectives, following with explication of assignment objectives, procedure, and rationale. The paper concludes with reflections on the assignment that include student thoughts about the task and excerpts from their journal entries.
Johns, Paul A.; Kreiger, Rachel L.; and Hurff, Caroline M., "“My Life as a Family Therapist”: A Journaling Method for Teaching Systems-Based Family Therapy Theories to Undergraduates" (2015). HDFS Educator Scholarship. 19.