SPECIALIST COURSE IN COUPLE THERAPY

FTH5RAC

2014

Credit points: 40

Subject outline

In this unit students undertake a prescribed reading program to provide theoretical understanding and practice skills required to work therapeutically with couples. There is an emphasis on the importance of theoretical integration, with a focus on systemic, psychodynamic and integrated behavioural theories. Other areas covered include: sexuality, jealousy and affairs, the family life cycle, family violence, gender, separation and loss, divorce, family mediation, remarried families and Gottman's research-based approach. In the small group context, students have an opportunity to undertake "family of origin and self as therapist" reflective work, skills development through role play practice and theory/practice integration through case discussions.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points40

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This unit is also offered in another teaching period. See FTH51RAC for details. This unit is also offered in another teaching period. See FTH52RAC for details.

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Other Site 2, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 20.0 days seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Specialist Course in Couple Therapy will be conducted at RAV Kew"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 6,000-word essay50
one structured reflective journal (equivalent to 6,000 words) pass/fail50

Other Site 2, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 20.0 days seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Specialist Course in Couple Therapy will be conducted at RAV Kew"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 6,000-word essay50
one structured reflective journal (equivalent to 6,000 words) pass/fail50