CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS: THEORY AND PRACTICE

PSY3RTP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject provides both a framework for conceptualising close relationships (child, couple and family) and a focus on approaches to intervention for problems in these relationships. Theories will be outlined that have been developed to understand the complex dynamics inherent in close intimate relationships. In addition, the research methodology that has been used to assess relationship dynamics and functioning will be outlined and outcomes of research studies will be explored in depth. These initial lectures on theory and research will lay the ground work for further discussion of interventions that are often used by clinicians to target problems in relationships at the child, couple and family level. Clinical presentations of children, couples and families will be individually reviewed and interventions will be explored.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (One of PSY1EFP or PSY1PYA) and (One of PSY1CFP or PSY1PYB) or by approval from the subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY3CFA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the link between theory in psychology and practice as outlined in the scientist practitioner model through the use of case study analyses.

Activities:
Formative: The tutorial exercises will lead to the first case study. Formative and Summative: Development of case study one, leading to more independent evaluation of theory in case study two.

02. Write about, analyse and evaluate the quality of research in a practical area related to clinical practice.

Activities:
Formative and Summative: Case studies will require students to analyse research evidence.

03. Describe the manner in which psychologists approach, assess and analyse tasks related to work with clients through examples by psychologists in current practice.

Activities:
Summative: Exam questions will be based on material presented by lecturers and in allocated readings.

04. Identify professional conduct that psychologists apply working with different populations.

Activities:
Summative: Exam questions will be based on material presented by lecturers and in allocated readings.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment 1 case study (1000 words)20 01, 02
Assignment 2 case study (1000 words)30 01, 02
Exam (2 hours)50 02, 03, 04

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment 1 case study (1000 words)20 01, 02
Assignment 2 case study (1000 words)30 01, 02
Exam (2 hours)50 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKarli Treyvaud

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment 1 case study (1000 words)20 01, 02
Assignment 2 case study (1000 words)30 01, 02
Exam (2 hours)50 02, 03, 04