FAMILY THERAPY THEORY AND PRACTICE B

FTH5TPB

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will incorporate a wider set of family therapy theoretical models from the modernist period into their repertoire for analysing and intervening in their own resources and constraints as therapists as well as engaging families around their presenting problems. Students will evaluate the appropriateness of the various models according to their assessment of the family's situation and their own developing style. They will then use this evaluation in the generation of unique interventions according to the needs of families from their own workplaces that they will see in the small group context led by an experienced family therapy supervisor. Students will work towards specified levels of skill as set out in a list of defined competencies.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FTH5TPA or (FTHFTA and FTHSCA)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Integrate factors pertaining to your own values, interpersonal style and capacities as they impact on your practice within the therapist client system. You will be able to: a. Maintain awareness of your family of origin and cultural identity b. Identify how family and cultural factors may facilitate or constrain your flexibility in the live therapeutic context c. Articulate and apply a range of family therapy and relevant associated frameworks from the modernist period to the family and wider contextual factors influencing your practice

Activities:
Lectures, reading of literature, small group discussion, live supervised clinical practice.

02. Integrate learnings about your values, interpersonal style and capacities and take steps to manage and/or change these to increase the effectiveness of your practice. You will be able to: a. Ongoingly reflect on your interactions with families and how these manifest your values, interpersonal style and capacities. b. Articulate and apply relevant family therapy and theoretical frameworks to inform the direction and method of change required in your values, interpersonal style and capacities to achieve more effective practice. c. Analyse your personal values, style and capacities as they are represented in clinical work and take steps to address these to increase your effectiveness with families and other systems. d. Identify and evaluate the impact of the changes in your personal and pro

Activities:
Lectures, reading of literature, small group discussion, live supervised clinical practice.

03. Conduct interactionally based family therapy sessions incorporating a reflecting team process. You will be able to: a. Prepare for therapy sessions including developing appropriate systemic formulations and deciding who to include and how best to engage all of them b. Integrate appropriate family therapy and associated frameworks, expanding activities to include those guided by modernist family therapy theoretical frameworks. c. Collaborate with the family in a respectful and non-blaming way to clarify the problem and the family's goals d. Interview families using relational questioning e. Analyse and work with process issues as they arise in therapy sessions

Activities:
Lectures, clinical observation, role play, live supervised clinical practice, case presentation.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site 2, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"plus an additional 39 hours of clinical work"

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 3,000-word essay35 01, 02, 03
one 800 word goal reflection15 01, 02, 03
one contact log, and evidence of clinical competency on formalised set of skills (200 word equiv)Hurdle0 01, 02, 03
two 2,500-word case analyses50 01, 02, 03