FAMILY THERAPY THEORY AND PRACTICE B

FTH5TPB

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will incorporate a wider set of family therapy theoretical models from the modernist period into their repertoire for analysing and intervening in their own resources and constraints as therapists as well as engaging families around their presenting problems. Students will evaluate the appropriateness of the various models according to their assessment of the family's situation and their own developing style. They will then use this evaluation in the generation of unique interventions according to the needs of families from their own workplaces that they will see in the small group context led by an experienced family therapy supervisor. You will work towards specified levels of skill as set out in a list of defined competencies.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FTH5TPA or (FTHFTA and FTHSCA)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Integrate factors pertaining to values, interpersonal style and capacities as they impact on practice within the therapist client system. You will be able to: a. Ongoingly discern and manage key features from family of origin and cultural identity, and in particular how they may facilitate or constrain your flexibility in the therapeutic context; b. Articulate and apply a limited range of family therapy and relevant associated frameworks to the appraisal of family and wider contextual factors and how they influence practice.

Activities:
Lectures, reading of literature, small group discussion, live supervised clinical practice.

02. Integrate learnings about values, interpersonal style and capacities and take steps to enhance practice. You will be able to: a. Ongoingly reflect on interactions with families and how these are shaped by values, interpersonal style and capacities; b. Appraise and apply relevant family therapy and theoretical frameworks to inform the direction and method of change required in values, interpersonal style and capacities; c. Analyse personal values, style and capacities as they are represented in clinical work, and within the context of the supervision group, and take steps to address these to enhance practice; d. Identify and evaluate the impact of the changes in personal and professional narratives and patterns of relating on work with family and other systems.

Activities:
Lectures, reading of literature, small group discussion, live supervised clinical practice.

03. Conduct interactionally based family therapy sessions incorporating a reflecting team process. You will be able to: a. Prepare therapy sessions including developing appropriate systemic formulations and deciding who to include and how best to engage all participants; b. Integrate appropriate family therapy and associated frameworks, expanding activities to include those guided by modernist family therapy theoretical frameworks. c. Collaborate with families in a respectful and non-blaming way to clarify problems and family members# goals; d. Conduct family sessions using a range of appropriate skills; e. Analyse and manage process issues as they arise in therapy sessions.

Activities:
Lectures, clinical observation, role play, live supervised clinical practice, case presentation.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site 2, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 3,000-word essay35 01, 02, 03
one 800 word goal reflection15 01, 02, 03
one contact log, and evidence of clinical competency on formalised set of skills (200 word equiv)Hurdle 01, 02, 03
two 2,500-word case analyses50 01, 02, 03