Systemic Family Counselling

PSY80062 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent 
     

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

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

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21


Aims and objectives

This unit examines contemporary theory and practice concerning the role and function of the Australian family and its interaction with wider society. Students will examine a range of systems approaches for working therapeutically with families. Theories and practical issues related to working with families will inform the development of skills in family counselling.


Students who successfully complete this Unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate familiarity with a range of systemic theoretical positions, which they can apply to understand family functioning.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of family life cycle changes and issues relevant to modern families
3. Conduct an assessment of a family using a systems-oriented interview with a family to identify problematic areas of functioning
4. Indicate a range of appropriate interventions to assist the family to remediate patterns of interaction

5. Write an assessment report identifying systems within the family that contribute to the difficulties experienced and which also identifies treatment interventions.