Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will expand their use of family therapy theoretical models to include post-modern approaches as you further refine your knowledge and skills in assessing and analysing family situations and your own capacities to work effectively with them. Approaches explored in the lectures/seminars will be integrated with knowledge and skills from first year to work in small live clinical groups supervised by experienced family therapy supervisors with families registered with The Bouverie Centre. You will continue to assess, evaluate and intervene with the contribution of influences from their own personal and professional contexts in order to maximise their clinical effectiveness.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required50

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsWWC

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Facilitate effective clinical practice through the analysis and integration of factors pertaining to personal and professional narratives with practice within the therapist-client system.
02. Analyse family situations by using appropriate specialist knowledge pertaining to a limited range of specific client groups.
03. Conduct interactionally based family interventions with effectiveness and efficiency using a range of appropriate family therapy techniques.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Brunswick (Bouverie), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
plus an additional minimum 39 hours of clinical work


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 3,000-word theory essay

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2

One contact log, and evidence of clinical competency on formalised set of skills (200 word equiv)Hurdle Requirement. This is required in order for students to meet professional competency requirements generally but also specifically for professional registration.

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 2,500 word case analysis

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

One 2000-2500 word project plan and literature review plan

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2

One 2500 verbatim case analysis

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3