Singapore University of Social Sciences

Advanced Clinical Practice II: Family Intervention

Advanced Clinical Practice II: Family Intervention (SWK553)

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

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Advanced Clinical Practice II: Family Intervention addresses married couples and families specifically emphasising the family life cycle. It contrasts major models of family assessment and treatment relevant to contemporary family systems. Special attention is given to the multi-systemic context and to engaging diverse families. Students will become proficient in using the family need framework to direct their choice of models for assessment and intervention with diverse families in a variety of practice settings The family practice builds upon the theoretical framework of systems theory in combination with various theories including structural, strategic, solution-focused, experiential and other modern therapies.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Framework to understand family need
  • Family theories
  • Types of family therapy
  • Working with Couples
  • Issues in family practice

Learning Outcome

  • Evaluate the families and their needs.
  • Discuss various theoretical models and techniques in helping diverse families.
  • Examine values and ethics and their impact on family intervention.
  • Apply ethical principles and pertinent research findings to their practice with families.
  • Assess couple's and family's issues accurately.
  • Apply the various models of family therapy.
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