Family Counselling - Online Course

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.

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Course Outline
Course Code: 
BPS213
Duration: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Delivery: 
Online
Certificate: 
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Nature & Scope of Families
  2. Family Dynamics
  3. History
  4. Identifying Problems
  5. Support Structures
  6. Approaches to Family Therapy I
  7. Approaches to Family Therapy II
  8. Conducting Initial Interviews/Sessions
  9. Considering Solutions
  10. Case Study
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Describe family diversity in terms of a variety of factors including structure and function.
  • Explain the interactions and motivations at work in different families.
  • Describe how we have dealt with family problems in the past; then evaluate the results of these past strategies, and learn from those results.
  • Determine precisely what problems exist in a family; and evaluate the relative significance of those different problems.
  • Identify and compare support options that may be available to a family with problems
  • Understand what is meant by a family systems approach to counselling and describe different theoretical perspectives.
  • Describe further theoretical approaches to family therapy and understand the usefulness of an integrated approach.