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COU8021 Couple and Family Counselling

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH


Over the past 50 years the areas of couple and family therapies have developed significantly, in both theory and practice, in numerous settings including counselling, psychology, welfare, and community settings. Assisting couples and families requires specialist skills, and an understanding of the family, environmental and relationship contexts that impact on individuals. The aim of this course is to equip practitioners with the necessary skills to work with couples and families using an integrative approach.

The course will explore the application of interventions with couples and families particularly. The use of particular types of couple and family therapies will be explored, as well as an eclectic approach that provides specific interventions for relationship issues. Practical strategies and therapeutic processes relevant to the client group will be presented, as well as specific ethical and professional considerations when working with this population.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 June 2022