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Family-Centred Practice: Concepts and Skills (12 points)


Leader: Karen Crinall and Barbara Fraser

Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: The unit introduces students to the history of the study of family from sociological and psychological perspectives. It also introduces the conceptual and professional origins of the approaches to family-centred practice: from the perspective of the professions of family therapy, social work and psychology. The knowledge, skills and values of the competent family-centred practitioner are identified, within a framework of social justice and gender. A detailed study of the eithics of family-centred practice and ideas of self, "the therapeutic self", follow. Students are encouraged to begin the exploration of the impact on their life experiences of their own family.

Assessment: Literature review (2000 words): 30% + Videotape of an interview (30 minutes) and Report (1000 words): 20% + Project (4500 words): 50%

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