A course designed to help the student-family therapist who is about to begin his/her clinical career search selected major models of family therapy to find one that best expresses her/his personal world view. Several philosophical themes about the human condition are examined so the beginning therapist may delineate, more clearly, her/his world view, and to learn how one's values intersect with clinical practice. The impact of contextual variables (e.g. gender, culture/race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, spirituality, etc) on the formation of one's world view is explored. Self-of-the-therapist issues are explored via student presentation and student-led class discussion.