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COUN2931 Family and Relationship Counselling

Bachelor Course Unit

Level: 200

Credit Points: 6

Prerequisites: Counselling Skills (COUN1001)

Unit Description

This unit provides a basic conceptual framework, counselling skills and approaches for working with couples and families. The unit builds upon the individual client focus of Counselling Skills and Counselling Theories.

You are expected to integrate skills already acquired with the particular demands of working with couples and families within your workplace role.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to: 

  • Construct a genogram in the context of a relationship counselling session
  • Utilise information collected in the assessment stage to hypothesise about relationship dynamics, drawing on systems theory, and identify potential interventions
  • Assess clients’ suitability for family counselling
  • Identify and discuss family issues, and apply models of family therapy to assessment and intervention
  • Develop and apply counselling skills for working with families and couples

Unit Workload

The workload for this unit is 9 hours per week.


The required text book for this unit  can be found by viewing the School of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: 

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Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.