FAMILY THERAPY THEORY AND PRACTICE D

FTH5TPD

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will draw on the range of family therapy theoretical models learned during the course alongside other applicable knowledges and skills to achieve in-depth assessments and analyses of complex family difficulties in general, and also in specialist areas. They will integrate all of this knowledge and skills with awareness of their own capacities and limitations and will synthesise this information to arrive at unique effective courses of intervention with the difficulties experienced by each of their client families. Students will continue in their live supervised clinical groups to see families registered with The Bouverie Centre and in this context will refine and deepen their competence as family therapists.

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 FTH5TPC or (FTH5FTC and FTH5SCC)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Articulate a comprehensive strategy for ongoing critical reflective practice utilising family therapy and other relevant theoretical frameworks.

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

02. Integrate learnings from ongoing reflective practice with self-managment strategies to increase flexibility of response and intervention in clinical practice

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

03. Integrate information from diverse sources to contribute to the development of specialist knowledge and skill relevant to the presenting client concerns

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

04. Integrate family therapy and other relevant theoretical frameworks with specialist knowledge and information from the family and other relevant sources to effectively assess each unique problem presentation.

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

05. Formulate appropriate interventions based on accurate assessment, skilled selection of approaches and strategies appropriate to the presenting problem/s, and relevant client, therapist and wider contextual factors.

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

06. Facilitate effective systemic clinical practice through the advanced integration of personal and professional reflection and the application of systemic and other relevant theories and techniques.

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

07. Articulate an ongoing strategy for professional development.

Activities:
Lectures, class discussion, case analysis, critical reflective processes.

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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

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.

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 minimum 39 hours of clinical work"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2000-word essay20 01, 02, 06, 07
one 3,000-word essay35 03, 04, 05, 06
one 3,000-word project write up35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one 60-minute oral group presentation (1,000-word equivalent per member)10 01, 02, 06, 07
one contact log, and evidence of clinical competency on formalised set of skills (200 word equiv)Hurdle. This is because of professional competency requirements generally but also specifically for the purposes of professional registration. 02, 03, 04, 05, 06