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Reflect on the history and development of the counseling specialty of marriage, couple, and family counseling; cybernetics; and family systems theory. Select an influential figure and one concept (theory, technique, how client is helped, training of counselor, etc.) of family systems theory in the history of marriage, couple, and family counseling that most attracts your attention and curiosity. Locate an academic article from a refereed journal by or about your selected influential figure and concept. Citing the selected article as appropriate, describe your selected concept and figure as well as why you made these selections.
Review the four websites of marriage, couples, and family professional associations posted in this unit along with your state’s marriage, couples, and family professional licensing board website. Compare and contrast at least one membership benefit of these associations. Identify the process you would need to follow to become a licensed marriage, couples, and family counselor in your state.