FAMILY THERAPY THEORY AND PRACTICE D

FTH5TPD

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will draw on the range of family therapy theoretical models learned during the course alongside other applicable knowledges and skills to achieve in-depth assessments and analyses of complex family difficulties in general, and also in specialist areas. They will integrate all of this knowledge and skills with awareness of their own capacities and limitations and will synthesise this information to arrive at unique effective courses of intervention with the difficulties experienced by each of their client families. Students will continue in their live supervised clinical groups to see families registered with The Bouverie Centre and in this context will refine and deepen their competence as family therapists.

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

PrerequisitesFTH5TPC

Co-requisitesN/A

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

Career-focusedNo

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. Articulate a comprehensive strategy for ongoing critical reflective practice utilising family therapy and other relevant theoretical frameworks.
02. Integrate learnings from ongoing reflective practice with self-management strategies to increase flexibility of response and intervention in clinical practice
03. Integrate information from diverse sources to contribute to the development of specialist knowledge and skill relevant to the presenting client concerns
04. Integrate family therapy and other relevant theoretical frameworks with specialist knowledge and information from the family and other relevant sources to effectively assess each unique problem presentation.
05. Formulate appropriate interventions based on accurate assessment, skilled selection of approaches and strategies appropriate to the presenting problem/s, and relevant client, therapist and wider contextual factors.
06. Facilitate effective systemic clinical practice through the advanced integration of personal and professional reflection and the application of systemic and other relevant theories and techniques.
07. Articulate an ongoing strategy for professional development.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Brunswick (Bouverie), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobyn Elliott

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 4.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
plus an additional minimum 39 hours of clinical work

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

one 2000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6, SILO7

one 3,000-word essay

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

one 3,000-word project write up

N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

one 60-minute oral group presentation (1,000-word equivalent per member)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6, SILO7

one contact log, and evidence of clinical competency on formalised set of skills (200 word equiv)Hurdle. This is because of professional competency requirements generally but also specifically for the purposes of professional registration.

N/AN/AN/AYesnull SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6