Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will expand their use of family therapy theoretical models to include post-modern approaches as they further refine their knowledge and skills in assessing and analysing family situations and their own capacities to work effectively with them. Approaches explored in the lectures/seminars will be integrated with knowledge and skills from first year to work in small live clinical groups supervised by experienced family therapy supervisors with families registered with The Bouverie Centre. Students will continue to assess, evaluate and intervene with the contribution of influences from their own personal and professional contexts in order to maximise their clinical effectiveness.

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 FTH5TPB or (FTH5FTB and FTH5SCB)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

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 minimum 39 hours of clinical work"


Assessment elementComments%
one 4,000-word essay40
one contact log, and evidence of clinical competency on formalised set of skills (200 word equiv)Hurdle Requirment0
two 2,400 word case analyses60