An advanced examination of counselling principles as applied to stresses arising within family relationships.
At completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the concept of systems as applied to family relationships, and the influence of family-of-origin and transgenerational dynamics on the development and functioning of individuals and family relationships.
- Understand the stressors and the strengthening or supportive factors that affect family relationships at different stages in the life cycle of a family, from a multi-contextual perspective.
- Understand the principles and theoretical foundations of assessment and intervention in the context of counselling work with families.
- Apply these principles in the analysis of selected family relationships, identifying the implications for the wellbeing and development of family members and their relationships, and for potential therapeutic interventions.
- Engage in personal reflection on family-of-origin relationships, relevant to professional development and functioning as a counsellor.
Currently scheduled classes
2020 Epsom (Semester 2): On campus sessions every week on Tuesday evenings from 7.00-9.00pm
Take this course
This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:
- Master of Social Work
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education
- Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education
- Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership
- Master of Counselling
- Master of Social and Community Leadership
- Certificate of Proficiency
- Master of Education
- Master of Professional Studies in Education