Advanced Training in Family Therapy Interventions

PSC80005 25 Credit Points Singapore


  • 1 semester

Contact hours

  • 72 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


Admission into the Masters of Social Science (Professional Counselling) (or equivalent) or MA-COUADV Master of Counselling (Advanced), AND
PSC60011, PSC60012, PSC60013, PSC60014
PSC70002, PSC70009, PSC70015, PSC70017



Aims and objectives

The unit is designed to examine contemporary theories concerning the role and function of the family and its interaction with the wider society, discuss the theory and practice of systems approaches to family therapy, and explore the practices of couples therapy.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Appraise family systems and transgenerational theory.
2. Apply principles of family systems assessment and intervention.
3. Integrate family therapy approaches with other major counselling approaches.
4. Evaluate the impact of culture diversity on family therapy.
5. Integrate an understanding of the impact of childhood sexual abuse, trauma and mental illness into family therapy interventions.

Courses with unit

Students enrolled into the Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling) or MA-COUADV Master of Counselling (Advanced),  delivered in Singapore will receive a certificate of completion for this elective unit.