Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject provides both a framework for conceptualising close relationships (child, couple and family) and a focus on approaches to intervention for problems in these relationships. Theories will be outlined that have been developed to understand the complex dynamics inherent in close intimate relationships. In addition, the research methodology that has been used to assess relationship dynamics and functioning will be outlined and outcomes of research studies will be explored in depth. These initial lectures on theory and research will lay the ground work for further discussion of interventions that are often used by clinicians to target problems in relationships at the child, couple and family level. Clinical presentations of children, couples and families will be individually reviewed and interventions will be explored.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKristelle Hudry

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (One of PSY1EFP or PSY1PYA) and (One of PSY1CFP or PSY1PYB) or by approval from the subject coordinator


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 learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the link between theory in psychology and practice as outlined in the scientist practitioner.
02. Critically evaluate the quality of research in an area of applied clinical practice.
03. Describe the manner in which psychologists approach, assess and analyse tasks related to work with clients.
04. Identify professional conduct that psychologists apply working with different populations.

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