Details for Engaging Families


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: SSC540
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Rebecca Loundar

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Engaging Families

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Develop an understanding of families and a range of family and system principles and theories, with consideration given to family dynamics, social and cultural factors;
  2. Examine and reflect on professional and therapeutic interventions and support for working with families in a variety of settings for both individuals and families;
  3. Engage with family intervention principles for personal and professional development, with consideration given to a reflection on one’s own family of origin;
  4. Develop knowledge and skills in family counselling and support based on a range of modalities, including assessment, treatment planning and intervention.

Subject Content

  • Understanding families
  • Family and system principles, theories and therapies
  • Family dynamics, social and cultural factors
  • Families in transition
  • Specific presentations (e.g. trauma, divorce and custody, domestic violence)
  • Professional and therapeutic interventions and support for working with families in a variety of contexts
  • Professional and therapeutic interventions and support for working with individuals and families
  • Family intervention principles for personal and professional development
  • Psychoeducation
  • Assessment and treatment planning

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Onsite (face-to-face)
  • Online (e-Learning)
  • Intensives

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Research Paper (40%)
  • Critical Reflective Journal (25%)
  • Case Study Analysis (35%)

Prescribed Text

  • Carr, A. (2012). Family therapy: Concepts, process and practice (3rd ed.). Wiley and Sons., US.

Please consult your instructor prior to purchasing any texts