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- 21 Feb 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Articulate knowledge of the theoretical constructs that underpin relationship counselling and the exploration of interrelationships between the individual, the family system and the wider system.
- Engage with families and couples in counselling; including an awareness of a range of issues impacting on couples and families.
- Demonstrate skills and knowledge of effective methods and programs for working with couples and families.
- Theories of relationship counselling
- Relationship counselling in practice
- Interrelationships between individuals
- Relationships and families
- The dynamics of the wider systems
- Issues in interrelationships
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
No additional requirements
This subject focuses on the issues and challenges, both in theory and practice, of working with clients in the context of their intimate personal relationships. Students will have the opportunity to develop their thinking and skills in working systemically with more than one person. Introductory material will provide a framework for thinking about relationships and family of origin and will introduce students to various theoretical approaches to working with families and couples. This subject will emphasise the development of skills associated with working with families and couples facing particular challenges and problems through exploring practical counselling interventions.
- Role play and small group exercises (20%)
- Case Study Analysis (40%)
- Discussion Paper (40%)
Current study term: 20 Feb 22 to 29 May 22
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