Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this subject students are taught to enhance their family therapy skills, working with families from The Bouverie Centre's waiting list and the student's own workplace. The emphasis is on gaining first hand experience in the various aspects of advanced family therapy practice and integrating clinical practice with relevant theories. Students refine conceptual and practical skills in live supervision as a therapist and as a member of a reflecting team. Students are given the opportunity to learn in small groups led by an experienced supervisor. Concurrent with the 104 hours of clinical supervision within the second year of the course, throughout the year students must be working within a counselling or therapy relationship with at least 5 families at any one time.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points20

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 FTH5SCA and FTH5SCB

Co-requisites FTH5FTC. Must be enrolled in HMCLFT - Master of Clinical Family Therapy.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects FTH5SCB

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site 2, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"plus an additional minimum 39 hours of clinical work"


Assessment elementComments%
Family therapy skills assessmentHurdle Requirement (student/supervisor rated)(pass/fail)0
three 2,000-word case analyses100