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This unit provides a framework for the understanding of major models of family therapy. It allows students to examine current issues and debates about the applicability of working collaboratively with peers, persons and their families. This unit will enhance the student’s knowledge and skills of current family therapy practice and encourages exploration of the integration of family work to enhance the care of a person presenting with mental distress. It also encourages students to debate how and when to apply models of family work in their practice, and to develop interventions that promote collaborative care planning and evidence-based treatment.
Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to: