SS5822 - Family-based Service and Family Practice

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2019/20

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to examine the theory and practice of family counselling, with an emphasis on models of family development and major approaches to intervention with diverse families. Students will learn to think systemically about families across multiple ecological systems, and identify the crucial epistemological issues in both theoretical and applied areas of family in Chinese culture. The ability to assess family dynamics—including rules, interactional styles, and coalitions—is stressed to help the students develop effective counseling or treatment plans. The course blends didactic and experiential learning for the purpose of providing the students with the opportunity to develop skills and connect them to the appropriate knowledge base.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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