Family Counselling BPS213

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Develop a better understanding of family Dynamics. Learn to understand family probelms better and analyze and facilitate solutions to problems that emerge in modern families.

Learn to manage and find solutions to family problems.

What is a family? It is usually a group people who live together forming a social group. It usually consists of the parent(s) and their children, living together. The members of the group are usually related by marriage, blood or adoption. However, in modern society, there are many different variations of family, to represent the different ways that families and society have changed. The family is still the basic unit within society.

Course Structure There are 10 les…

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Develop a better understanding of family Dynamics. Learn to understand family probelms better and analyze and facilitate solutions to problems that emerge in modern families.

Learn to manage and find solutions to family problems.

What is a family? It is usually a group people who live together forming a social group. It usually consists of the parent(s) and their children, living together. The members of the group are usually related by marriage, blood or adoption. However, in modern society, there are many different variations of family, to represent the different ways that families and society have changed. The family is still the basic unit within society.

Course Structure There are 10 lessons in this course:
1. Nature & Scope of Families

  • Different types of families
  • Traditional Family Structures
  • Family Systems
  • Cultural variations
  • Family Lifecycles
2. Family Dynamics

  • Crises
  • Changing cultures (immigrant families)
  • Evolving Structures (Religion, new siblings, departing siblings, changing parents, incoming grandparents)
  • Breakdowns
  • Merging two families
  • Abuse
  • Violence
  • Death
  • Illness
  • Changing location (losing friends etc)
  • Changing income (loss of job etc)
  • Disintigration & Reintigration
3. History

  • How are dynamics different & similar today to in the past.
  • How did we cope with family problems in the past in different places, cultures etc.
  • What can we learn from this? How can we draw strength from knowing all this is not new.
4. Identifying Problems

  • Patterns
  • Critical incidents
  • Long standing incidents
  • Common problems for families
  • Common problems for couples
5. Support Structures

  • What support services might be accessed
  • Extended family
  • Community services
  • Social networks
  • Religion
  • Types of counselling, -individual, Group Work etc (incl. problems with Group work) etc.
6. Approaches to Family Therapy I

7. Approaches to Family Therapy II

8. Conducting Initial Interviews/Sessions

9. Considering Solutions

  • Determining Roles
  • Establishing Rules
10. Case Study

  • Consider a situation establish & consider alternative strategies & select a strategy.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school\'s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Aims
  1. Describe family diversity in terms of a variety of factors including structure and function.
  2. Explain the interactions and motivations at work in different families.
  3. Describe how we have dealt with family problems in the past; then evaluate the results of these past strategies, and learn from those results.
  4. Determine precisely what problems exist in a family; and evaluate the relative significance of those different problems.
  5. Identify and compare support options that may be available to a family with problems
  6. Understand what is meant by a family systems approach to counselling and describe different theoretical perspectives.
  7. Describe further theoretical approaches to family therapy and understand the usefulness of an integrated approach.
  8. Plan the initial interview for a couple or for a family, in need of counselling.
  9. Identify optional approaches for counselling a family or couple with problems.
  10. Plan a program of counselling and if relevant, other strategies, to address a family or couple in crisis.
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