Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy
Course code/s: HCFT
|Course coordinator||Colleen Cousins|
|Available to international students||No|
|Course duration||1 year part-time|
|Credit points||60 credit points|
|Leave of absence available||No|
|Course queries||Current students: ASK La Trobe|
The course will be delivered in a blended learning format (utilising face-to-face and online modes). The graduate certificate is an introduction to family systems work incorporating theory and practice, and an exploration of professional and personal issues as they impact on worker’s practice. The course aims to develop theoretical understanding and practice skills for people who work in a number of roles with individuals and families: case managers, advocates, counsellors, support workers, etc. Further professional supervision and broader training would be required for accreditation as a family therapist.
The graduate certificate is offered on a part-time basis, and students are required to engage in blended learning (online and face-to-face), equivalent to six hours per week for 2 x 12-week semesters. Students are expected to attend all teaching sessions and participate in online learning processes, missing no more than four days attendance in any year.
For eligible students, the graduate certificate may form the first year of a three-year nested Master of Clinical Family Therapy (proposal subject to University approval).
Course intended learning outcomes
The course intended learning outcomes for this degree are currently under revision.
The course requires the completion of 60 credit points over one year of part-time study.
|Teaching period||Subject code||Subject title||Credit points|
|TE-SEM-1||LTU0AIM*||Academic Integrity Module||0|
|TE-SEM-1||FTH4FWS||Family Work Skills||15|
|TE-SEM-1||FTH4PCI||Systemic Practice in Family Therapy: Concepts and Issues||15|
|TE-W47-22||FTH4FWI||Family Work Interventions||15|
|TE-W47-22||FTH4TSI||Family Therapy: Worker Self Analysis and Integration||15|
Key: *LTU0AIM (formerly HLT5AIM) is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.