INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY THERAPY THEORY A

FTH4IFA

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will acquire a working knowledge of theoretical and practical frameworks relevant to working with families. This will include an orientation towards a systemic epistemology, familiarity with basic concepts from family therapy models from the 1950s to the 1970s, application of Family Sensitive Principles, and integration of knowledges about trauma and developmental history.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen Cousins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisites FTH4WSA. Students must be enrolled in HCFT Graduate Certificate in Family Therapy.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFamily therapy: a constructive frameworkRecommendedLowe, R 2004SAGE PUBLICATIONS, LONDON.
ReadingsThe history and principles of family therapyRecommendedGoding, G 1992VAFT PUBLICATIONS, MELBOURNE.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Outline Family Sensitive Principles and illustrate how they apply in the student's work context.

Activities:
Lecture, reading of articles and online forum applying the principles to their work context.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Communication (Communication)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

02. Identify the basic concepts from systems theory and give examples from their practice.

Activities:
Lecture, reading and online forum case discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Discuss the basic concepts from the following major family models and provide examples of their application to family practice: Developmental, Transgenerational, Structural, and Strategic.

Activities:
Small group Eluminate discussion, illustration by taped sessions, reading material and online forum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)

04. Discuss the impact of trauma and developmental history on individual and systemic functioning.

Activities:
Lecture, reading and online forum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Writing (Writing)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

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