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DCP0008

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Lynne Allison

Synopsis

This unit will examine an understanding of the role of parents in their child's development and different ways of working with parents from a psychodynamic and developmental perspective. Consideration will be made of the following ways of working with parents and the similarities and difference in the models: parent therapy; parent and child work combined; short-term and crisis work with parents; parent counselling; parent education; marital therapy/counselling; individual therapy/counselling.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be expected to:

  1. understand theoretical and clinical concepts of working with parents;
  2. have an understanding of the importance of parents' own development as it may affect their role as parents;
  3. explore possible ways of working with parents as relevant to their particular needs and those of their child/children; and
  4. understand the difficulties that may be experienced by the therapist when working with parents.

Assessment

One written assessment task (900 words)(15%)
One written assignment (1500 words)(25%)
One essay (2400 words)(40%)
Attendance at On-campus workshop (20%)

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Lynne Allison

Prerequisites

DCP0001, DCP0002, DCP0003, DCP0004, DCP0005 OR DCP0006