EDPROFST 743 - Family Counselling

Course code
Family Counselling
Counselling, Human Services, and Social Work
Delivery modes
Weekly Lecture
Course director

Brian Rodgers

Course description

An advanced examination of counselling principles as applied to stresses arising within family relationships.

Learning outcomes

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.

    Course Coordinators

    Janet May

    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.

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