FAMILY WORK SKILLS

FTH4FWS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is a skills development subject delivered in block teaching over five days, face-to-face at The Bouverie Centre or other location as negotiated. In this subject you will learn some basic, concepts, techniques and skills required for conducting systemic interviews with families. You will acquire skill in deciding who to include in sessions and how to collaborate with a family to develop a focus for the work. Experiential methods including, role-play, will be used to teach specific techniques for managing family interactions; promoting a sense of safety and respectful engagement and managing difference and conflict. Attention will be paid to cultural and other forms of diversity.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen Cousins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings'All those people in the room!' Getting started with families Couple, family and group work: First steps to interpersonal intervention, pp 131-150.RecommendedCrago, H 2006OUP, MAIDENHEAD, BERKSHIRE.
ReadingsA practical guide to family therapy: structured guidelines and key skills.RecommendedRhodes, P. & Wallis, A. 2011IP COMMUNICATIONS, MELBOURNE.
ReadingsHosting family members. In Family therapy: a constructive framework, pp 33-53.RecommendedLowe, R 2004SAGE, LONDON.
ReadingsThe evolution of circular questions: training family therapists. In Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Vol 12, No 2, pp 113-127.RecommendedNelson, T, Fleuridas, C, & Rosenthal, D 1986N/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Integrate a range of family therapy concepts and techniques to conduct an effective initial family interview

Activities:
Readings and lectures on foundational family therapy concepts and techniques. Activities and assignments that enhance the application of theory to work place practice. Including role plays and skills practice.

02. Synthesise skills to engage all family members and to establish collaborativwe goals.

Activities:
Readings and lectures on non-problem talk, multi-directed partiality, empathy, obtaining everyone's perspective, developing collaborative goals. Activities and assignments that enhance the application of theory to workplace practice. Including roleplays and skills practice.

03. Track interactional sequences and patterns (verbally and observationally)

Activities:
Lectures and video or live demonstrations of tracking interactional sequences. Activities and assignments that enhance the application of theory to work place practice. Including role plays and skills practice.

04. Demonstrate curiosity, and relational questioning

Activities:
Lectures and class discussion about curiosity, relational questioning eg. triadic and dyadic) Activities and assignments that enhance the application of theory to work place practice. Including role plays and skills practice.

05. Explore family relationships including transgenerational patterns following family themes and asking about the wider context

Activities:
Lectures, class discussion and video demonstration on constructing genograms and asking about context. Activities and assignments that enhance the application of theory to work place practice. Including role plays and skills practice.

06. Manage challenging interactions between family members

Activities:
Readings, lectures on managing blame and conflict, coaching, strength-based questioning, narrative questioning, and questioning to elicit intentions and/ or emotions underlying behaviour. Activities and assignments that enhance the application of theory to work place practice. Including role plays and skills practice

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site 2, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Cousins

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning
One 35.0 hours collaborative based learning per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminars and Enquiry Based Learning classes in one block equivalent to 35 hours"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 10-minute group demonstration.25 02, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2,000-word reflection on learnings from workshop.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Practice journal (equiv to 2,000 words).25 01, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02
Supervised role-play (equiv to 500 words).25 01, 05, 06, 02, 03, 04

Other Site 2, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Cousins

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning
One 35.0 hours collaborative based learning per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminars and Enquiry Based Learning classes in one block equivalent to 35 hours"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 10-minute group demonstration.25 02, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
One 2,000-word reflection on learnings from workshop.25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Practice journal (equiv to 2,000 words).25 01, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02
Supervised role-play (equiv to 500 words).25 01, 05, 06, 02, 03, 04