Working with families (8ALF019)

Working with families (8ALF019)

Level ~ Graduate Diploma
Availability ~ Teaching Period 2
Type ~ Lifespan Unit

This unit will introduce the participant to the core elements of family therapy, including assessment of families and collaborative provision of selected approaches.

For Term dates, see the Academic Calendar.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. Explore key principles of working with families in mental health practice
  2. Examine methods for assessing and engaging families in mental health practice
  3. Evaluate the application of family therapy to your workplace.

Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Working with Families in Mental Health Practice: an Introduction
Week 2 Assessing Families: Family Life Cycle, Genograms & Culture
Week 3 Interviewing Families: Engagement/First Family Therapy Interview
Week 4 Systemic Family Therapy/ Case Formulation
Week 5 Applications to Practice