Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills relating to practice in family work. Practitioners in this sector work with families with complex issues and with varying degrees of intensity and duration. This Course will provide skills development for practitioners working in a non-therapeutic context where counselling is not necessarily the only or even main strategy used to support families. It is anticipated that the students enrolling in this course will have some experience working in the health, welfare or education sectors.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 1 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply embedded counselling skills when working with family members

2. Apply strategies to support change in families

3. Use strategies of self-assessment, reflection and supervision to manage and develop effectiveness of this practice.


  • Communication micro skills
  • Engaging and collaborating with families
  • Approaches and theories for change
  • Facilitating change in complex circumstances
  • Supporting families in crisis
  • Legal and ethical context of counselling families
  • Clinical supervision and reflective practice
  • Collaborating with other professionals

Assumed knowledge

Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline or equivalent professional experience in the field.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Online Activity

Practical Demonstration: Practical Demonstration

Essay: Essay

Quiz: Quiz