Singapore University of Social Sciences

Family Counselling

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

COU304 Family Counselling is a Level 3 course. The course aims to equip students with the systems perspective, and the essential knowledge and skills of four family counselling approaches, namely mutigenerational approach, structural approach, experiential approach and strategic approach. The course discusses the following: (1) key figures in respective approaches and their theoretical formulations, (2) assessment and therapeutic techniques, and (3) evaluating respective approaches. An integrative model will be presented to help students apply the approaches to family counselling situations.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester

Topics

  • Course overview
  • Historical development of family therapy
  • Philosophy of systems and social constructionist perspectives
  • Multigenerational approach - Theoretical formulation, assessment and intervention, evaluation of the approach
  • Structural approach - Theoretical formulation, assessment and intervention, evaluation of the approach
  • Experiential approach - Theoretical formulation, assessment and intervention, evaluation of the approach
  • Strategic approach - Theoretical formulation, assessment and intervention, evaluation of the approach
  • Principles of an integrated model in family counselling

Learning Outcome

  • Understand what makes competent family counselling
  • Explore foundations of systems and social constructionist concepts
  • Discuss the connecting, understanding, intervention and evaluation of mutigenerational therapy
  • Discuss the connecting, understanding, intervention and evaluation of structural therapy
  • Discuss the connecting, understanding, intervention and evaluation of strategic therapy
  • Discuss the connecting, understanding, intervention and evaluation of humanistic therapy
  • Discuss the connecting, understanding, intervention and evaluation of narrative therapy
  • Appraise how an integrative model can be applied to family cases
  • Develop hypotheses through systems perspective case formulation
  • Demonstrate skills in engagement, assessment, intervention and evaluation of cases through different therapy approaches
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