Family in Psychiatry: Theory & Practice

Subject 554-615 (2008)

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Credit Points: 6.250
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 6 weeks x 3.5-hour seminars
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

Students will gain a comprehensive grounding in family based approaches in mental health management and treatment. There will be opportunities for understanding theory, developing some practice skills and exploring practical applications of systems and narrative based work with families.


Verbal and written presentation of this material to the class. The written material will take the form of a critical review of 1500 words (60%) associated with a short matching oral presentation (40%)

Prescribed Texts:

Horne AM, Famoly Counselling and Therapy, 3rd edition, E Peacock Publications. Itasca Illinois, 2000

Carr A, Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Europe, 2000

Bloch S, Hafner H, Harari E, Smukler G (eds) The Family in Clinical Psychiatry, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1994

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Psychiatry

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