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.

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 FTH5TPB or (FTH5FTB and FTH5SCB)


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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.

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

02. Analyse family situations by using appropriate specialist knowledge pertaining to a limited range of specific client groups.

Lectures, reading of literature, small group discussion.

03. Conduct interactionally based family interventions with effectiveness and efficiency using a range of appropriate family therapy techniques.

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 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000-word theory essay30 02
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. 01, 02, 03
One 2,500 word case analysis25 01, 02, 03
One 2000-2500 word project plan and literature review plan20 02
One 2500 verbatim case analysis25 01, 02, 03