Family in Psychiatry: Theory & Practice

Subject PSYT90009 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

May, Parkville - 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
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Ms Ros Hendy,
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.

Objectives: .

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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