fth5pff postmodern family formation



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Credit points: 20

Subject outline

In this unit, students are provided with an appreciation of family diversity and a sound understanding of current trends in post-modern family formation. Students will explore the implications of culture, gender, sexuality, class and the therapeutic relationship in the application of systemic theory and practice in work with families and communities that experience marginalisation and discrimination with particular reference to gay and lesbian-led families. The intersections and tensions between therapeutic endeavour and socio-political, legal and advocacy contexts will be considered.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points20

Subject Co-ordinatorJennifer Power

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Subject rules


Co-requisites Students must be enrolled in HMCRC Master of Couple and Relationship Counselling or seek co-ordinator approval.

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects FTH50SAB, FTH51PFF

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAustralian Families: A Comparative PerspectiveRecommendedGilding, M.LONGMAN: MELBOURNE 1997
ReadingsFamilies, Labour and LoveRecommendedBaker, M.ALLEN & UNWIN: SYDNEY 2001
ReadingsThe Double Life of the FamilyRecommendedBittman, M. & Pixley, J.ALLEN & UNWIN: SYDNEY 1997

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