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Credit points: 10

Subject outline

In this subject students will be provided with the opportunity to develop introductory skills in the assessment and therapeutic response to children, adolescents and families in an age and stage sensitive way, from both an individual and systemic perspective. The program will assist in developing an understanding of the more common presentations encountered in child and family settings. The impact of marital and family issues upon children and adolescents will be covered.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points10

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Monfries

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Available to Doctor of Counselling Psychology students only.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical child psychology, social learning and behaviourPrescribedHerbert, M.WILEY 1998
ReadingsCollaborative Therapy with Multi-Stresed Families: From Old Problems to New FuturesPrescribedMadsen, W.GUILDORD PUBLICATIONS 2001
ReadingsDevelopmental psychology: Childhood and adolescencePrescribedShaeffer, D.BROOKES/COLES 2002
ReadingsPromoting Family change: The Optimism FactorPrescribedElliott, B., Mulroney, L., O'Neil, DALLEN & UNWIN 2000
ReadingsRe-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture and Gender in Clinical Practice.PrescribedMcGoldrick, M.GUILFORD PUBLICATIONS INC. 2003
ReadingsThe Therapist's Notebook for Children and Adolescents: Homework, Handouts and Activities for Use in PsychotherapyPrescribedFord Scori, C., Hecker, L.HAWTHORTH PRESS 2003
ReadingsThe changing familylife cycle: A framework for family therapyPrescribedCarter, B., McGoldrick, M.ALLYN & BACON 2000

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. TBA


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Monfries

Class requirements

One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.
"One two-hour lecture per week."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 2,000-word practical adolescent/family assessment report7501
One 45-minute seminar group presentation25