Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will incorporate a wider set of family therapy theoretical models from the modernist period into their repertoire for analysing and intervening in their own resources and constraints as therapists as well as engaging families around their presenting problems. Students will evaluate the appropriateness of the various models according to their assessment of the family's situation and their own developing style. They will then use this evaluation in the generation of unique interventions according to the needs of families from their own workplaces that they will see in the small group context led by an experienced family therapy supervisor. Students will work towards specified levels of skill as set out in a list of defined competencies.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FTH5TPA or (FTHFTA and FTHSCA)


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

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.

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 39 hours of clinical work"


Assessment elementComments%
one 3,000-word essay35
one 800 word goal reflection15
one contact log, and evidence of clinical competency on formalised set of skills (200 word equiv)Hurdle0
two 2,500-word case analyses50