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DCP0008

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (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