Syllabus For The Subject Family Therapy

 FAMILY THERAPY

 

 

Unit 1 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF FAMILY THERAPY

1.1 Cybernetics – system theory (General systems theory) – Social constructivism (Constructivism & the social construction theory) – Conclusion

1.2 The working concepts of FT – interpersonal c. – complimentary – circular causality – triangles – family structure – process/ content – the meaning (function) of symptoms – family life circle - family narratives – gender – culture.

 

APPENDICES

Ø Drawings one’s genogram

Ø Demonstration of some structured techniques in marriage and FT

Ø Questionnaire on “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child”

Ø Definition of 112 key terms used in FT

Ø Student demonstration of case studies (in groups of 5 each, for 30 minutes)

 

Unit 2 ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF FAMILY THERAPY

2.1 Origins of Family Therapy

2.2 Movements:

Ø Child guidance

Ø Marriage counselling

Ø Sex therapy

2.3 Group therapy

Ø Group analysis

Ø Encounter groups

Ø Psychodrama

Ø Gestalt therapy

2.4 Research traditions

Ø Work groups

Ø Role theory

Ø Schizophrenia

2.5 Gregory Bateson

2.6 Three organizing themes

Ø Behaviour patterns

Ø Belief and context

 

Unit 3 PROCESSES IN FAMILY THERAPY AND BASIC TECHNIQUES

IN FAMILY THERAPY

STAGES OF FAMILY THERAPY

3.1 Stage 1 – Planning

3.2 Stage 2 – Assessment

3.3 Stage 3 – Treatment

3.4 Stage 4 – Disengaging or Recontracting

 

Unit 4 FAMILY THERAPY – With Child and Adolescent – Focussed Problem

PHYSICAL CHILD ABUSE

4.1 Systemamic model of physical child abuse

4.2 Family therapy for physical child abuse

 

Unit 5 FAMILY THERAPY – With Adult – Focussed Problem

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

5.1 Depression

5.2 Anxiety

5.3 Systemamic model of anxiety and depression

5.4 Couples therapy for anxiety and depression

 

Unit 6 FAMILY STRUCTURE (Tentative)

6.1 The Individual Holon

6.2 The Spouse Holon

6.3 The Parental Holon

6.4 The Sibling Holon

6.5 Development and change

6.6 Couple formation

6.7 Families with children

6.8 Families with school age and adolescent children

6.9 Families with grown children

 

Practical Component

The practical component will consist of 125 hours of supervised internship training.

Ø The students will work towards identifying their own theoretical frameworks

Ø The students will learn how to make treatment recommendations, formulate a treatment plan and establish a treatment contract.

 

Students will be expected to choose a particular area eg. Schools, Colleges, NGOs where they would like to work and will actually do counselling under supervision. Every week they will present

1a. a taped session to the supervision group of which they are a part to discuss the treatment plan they are using, their own efficacy as revealed on the tape and their clients responses to them

1b. their own particular difficulties with the client, as well as their own issues of transference and other personal issues that get triggered off in relation to clients issues.

2 one transcribed verbatim of the session

 

3a. a case study

3b. a paper that describes their own personal orientation to counselling

4. Administration of various tests

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