Credit points: 10

Subject outline

In this subject students will continue in their examination of the theoretical and philosophical foundations of family therapy as well as in the ethical implications of models enountered in the previous year. There will be some focus on specific issues in practice with particular empahsis given to assessment and intervention in working systemically with the impact of trauma and grief.

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 and FTH5FTB and FTH5FTC and FTH5SCA and FTH5SCB and FTH5SCC

Co-requisites FTH5SCD. Must be enrolled in HMCLFT - Master of Clinical Family Therapy.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFamily Therapy: A Constructive FrameworkRecommendedLowe, R.SAGE PUBLICATIONS, LONDON, 2004
ReadingsFamily Therapy: An Intimate HistoryRecommendedHoffman, L.NEW YORK, WW NORTON, 2002
ReadingsFamily Therapy: Concepts, Process and PracticeRecommendedCarr, A.ENGLAND; WILEY, 2000
ReadingsNarrative Therapy in Practice: The Archaeology of HopeRecommendedMonk, G., Winslade, J. Crocker, K., & Epston, D. (1997 eds)JOSSEY-BASS PUBLICATIONS

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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 2.0 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