Credit points: 10

Subject outline

This unit is a continuation of FTH5FTA from the previous semester. In this unit students are taught to develop an in-depth understanding of the foundations of different models of family therapy, primarily with a view to providing some theoretical and philosophical frameworks for actual practice. However, there is a heavier emphasis on post-modern approaches in this semester.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points10

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FTH5FTA

Co-requisites FTH5SCB. Students must be enrolled in HMCLFT Master of Clinical Family Therapy.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects FTH5FTA

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCouple, Family & Group Work: First Steps in Interpersonal InterventionPrescribedCrago, H.OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, MAIDENHEAD, BERKSHIRE, 2006
ReadingsFamily Therapy: A Constructive FrameworkPrescribedLowe, R.SAGE PUBLICATIONS, LONDON, 2004.

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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-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.5 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 3,000-word essay100