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
2021 Epsom (Semester 2): On campus sessions every week on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm starting from Wednesday 21 July.
2022 Epsom (Semester 2): On-campus sessions every week on Wednesdays, starting from 20 July, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
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
- Master of Education Practice
- Master of Educational Leadership