FAMILY THERAPY: WORKER SELF ANALYSIS AND INTEGRATION

FTH4TSI

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore your resources and constraints in work with families as a means to further enhance practice. You will reflect on the influence of your family of origin, culture, life experience, professional history and other contextual influences including your current work place and role. You will deepen your knowledge of relevant theoretical frameworks that are useful for conceptualising and appraising the relationship between your own self-factors/ context with your interactions with families. A focus on worker self-care will be incorporated in this learning. This subject will be offered in a blended learning format including online readings and resources and attendance at four one day workshops at The Bouverie Centre.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorColleen Cousins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FTH4PCI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMastering Competencies in Family TherapyRecommendedGehart, D. 2018Cengage Learning
ReadingsTheory and Treatment Planning in Family TherapyRecommendedGehart, D. 2016Cengage Learning
ReadingsA practical guide to family therapy.RecommendedRhodes, P. & Wallis, A. 2011IP COMMUNICATIONS, MELBOURNE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to articulate how your family of origin, family of creation and cultural identity influence your values, interpersonal style and capacities in your practice with families.

Activities:
Online reading, audio visual resources, forum discussions and presentations of theoretical material related to the influence of family of origin on family work practice. Personal research related to your family of origin and other contextual influences on practice. Journaling and self-reflection.

02. Ability to articulate how wider contextual factors such as professional identity and membership, and work context, influence your practice with families.

Activities:
Online reading, audio visual resources, forum discussions and presentations of relevant theoretical material. Journaling, case applications and analyses - all discussing the influence of professional training and work context on work with families.

03. Ability to integrate family therapy and other relevant theoretical frameworks to inform your analysis and your decisions about the direction and method of change required in your interpersonal style and capacities to achieve more effective practice.

Activities:
Online reading, audio visual resources, discussion forum and presentations of relevant theoretical material. Journaling, case applications and analyses - focussed on the influence of your personal and professional values, interpersonal style and capacities in your work with families to determine what works well and areas for development to enhance practice.

04. Ability to integrate theoretical frameworks with your knowledge about your own capacities to formulate your own self-care plan.

Activities:
Online reading, audio visual resources, discussion forum and presentations of relevant theoretical material. Presentations on burnout, compassion fatigue, self-knowledge and self-care. Journaling, case applications and analyses - discussing the influence of your work, and your particular capacities and style of practice, on your wellbeing and sustainability as a family worker.

05. Ability to integrate an awareness of professional ethics into your considerations for improved family work practice.

Activities:
Online reading, audio visual resources, discussion forum and presentations of relevant theoretical material. Presentations on ethics and family work. Case applications and analyses, discussion on ethical issues in family therapy.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site 2, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Cousins

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours problem based learning per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Four 6.0 hours workshop per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Family work review (equivalent 2,500- words)045 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 40-minute presentation (equiv to 2,000 words).045 01, 02, 03, 05
Minimum of 3 class demonstration of skills010 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Attendance at all face-to-face classesHurdle requirement - Due to blended delivery format000 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Other Site 2, 2019, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Cousins

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 27 - 52
Six 3.0 hours lecture per study period from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Problem Based Learning Week: 27 - 52
Six 3.0 hours problem based learning per study period from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Family work review (2,500- words equivalent)45 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 40-minute presentation (2,000-words equivalent)45 01, 02, 03, 05
Minimum of 3 online Discussion forum posts (1,500-words total)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05