FAMILY COUNSELLING – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  27/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

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. Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Psychology/FAMILY-COUNSELLING-BPS213-643.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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