Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will practice narrative therapy skills for specific practice areas eg mental health, violence abuse and trauma, children and young persons, gender and cultural issues. Students will also practice narrative therapy skills specific for working with individuals, couples, families, groups and community work. Students will also observe explore and practice the various versions of narrative therapy techniques of differing narrative practitioners. Students will continue to discuss and reflect upon the ethics and competency of their practice, continue to examine the effects of practice upon both clients and workers. Additionally, students will discuss and rehearse developing their own distinctive unique narrative influenced approach.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRon Findlay

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FTH4NTA, FTH4NPA

Co-requisites FTH4NTB. Students must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy or seek co-ordinator approval.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions An undergraduate degree in a health and welfare field or graduates with relevant professional qualifications with appropriate academic skills or experience equivalent to a three-year degree. It is preferable for participants to be currently working with individuals, families and/or communities and to have work experience prior to entry.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCollective Narrative PracticeRecommendedDenborough, D 2008DULWICH CENTRE PUBLICATIONS, AUSTRALIA, ADELAIDE
ReadingsNarrative Therapy with Children and their FamiliesRecommendedWhite, M 2006DULWICH CENTRE PUBLICATIONS, AUSTRALIA, ADELAIDE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site 2, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRon Findlay

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 10-minute practice interviewHurdle Requirement (pass/fail)0
one 4,500-word interviewing practice journal30
one 40-minute practical presentation and interview70
one evening attendance at Mens Responsibility Group (MRG)Hurdle Requirement (pass/fail)0