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Couple Therapy - PSY980

This unit introduces students to basic techniques for counselling couples. Key themes are identified including love, intimacy, power and sex as common underlying dynamics to couples’ presenting problems. The basic processes of engaging and holding two people as they present their divergent views of the problem, as well as exploring the differing perceptions and contexts surrounding their presenting problems are emphasised. A framework of exploring couple problems at the levels of behaviour, meaning, belief and emotion is presented. Basic in-session interventions and therapeutic tasks are elaborated. Finally, a range of special couple issues are examined such as separation and divorce, domestic violence, sexual problems and same-sex relationships.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Jac Brown

(Admission to MClinPsych or DClinPsych) and PSY904 and PSY961 and (PSY962 or PSY978) and (PSY965 or PSY977)  Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSYC922
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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