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M.A. in Family Studies

Dr. Amit Kaplan

Head of Program: 

The program deepens learner knowledge and understanding of the types of family structures, the difficulties families face, the social mechanisms that affect families and their lives, and the diverse values and attitudes that guide them.

This knowledge, together with the counseling orientation of the program, turns students into family affairs experts who possess the tools to improve the quality of life of families in a variety of fields.

Within the M.A. in Family Studies, students can specialize in Individual Counseling for Families. This specialization focuses on the unique, new challenges contemporary families face, such as parental partnership, parental authority, change in the role of the family in integrated families with different couples, single, or single-family households, and living in the digital era. Emphasis is also put on multi-generational families and related challenges, such as retiring, moving to a nursing home, late parenting, etc.

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