SYSTEMIC PRACTICE IN FAMILY THERAPY: CONCEPTS AND ISSUES

FTH4PCI

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will broaden and deepen your knowledge of contemporary family therapy and relevant theoretical concepts in order to enhance your conceptualization of family difficulties and planning for intervention. The topics include foundational family therapy frameworks, theories of change, diversity and other practice issues. This subject is offered in a blended learning format including online lectures, panel discussions, audio visual resources, guided reading, online student forum and face to face skills development workshops. Assessment will include a structured learning journal and a family work review.

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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse, synthesize and review, systemic theories, associated frameworks and a range of interaction skills and techniques to inform family work practice.

Activities:
Readings, lectures, interviews, demonstrations of family therapy skills and practice (ie. conceptualization of presenting difficulties, engagement, therapeutic questioning, systemic intervention strategies). Online & face to face workshops focussed on family therapy skill development. Online forum discussion and facilitator panel discussion. Case reviews written and presented. Personal reflection and journaling.

02. Critically evaluate responses to individuals and groups from a diverse range of perspectives, backgrounds and needs to determine effective practice.

Activities:
Readings, lectures, interviews, demonstrations of family therapy skills and practice focussing on different forms of diversity (including race and culture, gender, sexuality, age, social class and differing levels of ability) to enhance therapeutic practice. Online forum discussion and facilitator panel discussion. Case reviews written and presented. Personal reflection and journaling.

03. Conduct a collaborative systemic assessment to clarify the nature and focus of intervention

Activities:
Reading, lectures, videos on the conceptualization of presenting issues, engagement, assessment, therapeutic process and intervention with families (ie. questioning to elicit factors important for determining the most useful therapeutic approach). Case reviews written and presented. Personal reflection and journaling.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site 2, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Cousins

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Self directed On-Line Learning"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Four 6.0 hours workshop per study period from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Family work review (1,500-words)25 01, 02, 03
Structured learning journal (3,500-words)65 01, 02, 03
Three online discussion forum posts (1,500-word total)10 01, 02, 03

Other Site 2, 2020, Week 11-45, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Cousins

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 45
Six 3.0 hours lecture per study period from week 11 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Problem Based Learning Week: 11 - 45
Six 3.0 hours problem based learning per study period from week 11 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Family work review (1,500-words)025 01, 02, 03
Structured learning journal (3,500-words)065 01, 02, 03
Three class demonstration of skills010 01, 02, 03

Other Site 2, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorColleen Cousins

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Self directed On-Line Learning"

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 (1,500-words)25 01, 02, 03
Structured learning journal (3,500-words)65 01, 02, 03
Three online discussion forum posts (1,500-word total)10 01, 02, 03