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 with an emphasis on their gaining first hand experience in the various aspects of advanced family therapy practice and integrating clinical practice with relevant theories. Students will aim to further refine conceptual and practical skills in live supervision as a therapist and as a member of a reflecting team. They will focus on their development of their individual style as therapists. Concurrent with the 104 hours of clinical suervision 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 FTH5FTC and FTH5SCA and FTH5SCB and FTH5SCC

Co-requisites FTH5FTD. Must be enrolled in HMCLFT - Master of Clinical Family Therapy.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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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

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 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
one 2,000-word essay35
one 3,000-word analysis50
one group of 6 oral presentation (10-minutes/member)15