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|Unit chair:||J Sheen|
|Contact hours:||3 hours per week|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit will provide a practical groundwork for learning specialised forms of intervention in the couple and family therapy areas. The focus will be mainly on relatively short-term therapy, representative of many work situations in public institutions, though long term cases will also be considered. The aims are to train students in models of family and couple therapy; provide students with supervised training in dealing with a variety of family problems; and enable students to plan and implement a treatment program and to systematically evaluate the progress of their interventions. More specifically, students are expected to achieve a number of skills, including planning of a therapeutic framework; implementing intervention skills and strategies; developing a therapeutic contract; evaluating the treatment program; and working with tactical areas in therapy (e.g. the therapeutic relationship, conflict, resistance, termination).
Essay (2000 words) 40%; case report (2000 words) 50%, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) 10%. A pass on the OSCE is a hurdle requirement, with marks allocated for the demonstration of advanced skills.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.