Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students are guided in their integration with their current skills of an indepth understanding of family therapy theoretical models concerning systemic processes in general, and relating to development within the family context. In lectures/seminars students will explore theories and engagement skills with an emphasis on respectful and collaborative practice. These theories and skills will then be applied by way of observation of their teachers, and their own role play, and live or videotaped clinical work in small supervised groups. Emphasis in this semester will be on using the theoretical frameworks provided to reflect, with the assistance of the supervisor and small group, on their own clinical skill development in the context of their personal and professional history and in formulating, setting and working on goals for improved competence.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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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

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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 39 hours of clinical work"


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,000-word essay10
one 2,000-word essay25
one 800-word goals reflection15
one contact log and evidence of clinical competency on formalised set of skills (200-work equiv)Hurdle0
two 2,500-word case analyses50