INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY THERAPY THEORY B

FTH4IFB

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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 familiarity with basic concepts from major family therapy models, as well as an integration of knowledges about grief, trauma, illness and developmental history. Students will incorporate critical reflection about the impact of their own and their clients' cultural identity and context with the above learnings to evaluate the most appropriate and ethical approaches to families as they present in the student's particular work context.

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

Prerequisites FTH4IFA and FTH4WSA

Co-requisites FTH4WSB. 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. Discuss the basic concepts from the following major family therapy models and provide examples of their application to family practice: Milan Systemic, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focussed Therapy.

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

02. Discuss ethical issues relevant to working with families in a therapeutic, case management or other relevant context.

Activities:
Reading material, online forum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

03. Analyse the impact of broader context on the ineractions within the worker/family system.

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

04. Analyse the impact of factors such as trauma, loss & grief, developmental history, illness, cultural identity (broadly defined) on the interactions within the worker/family.

Activities:
Reading material, online forum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

05. Evaluate the merits of different systemic and theoretical concepts and determine the most appropriate in relation to particular family presentations within their own work context.

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

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