Within the life cycle of a family, many different crises can occur, and many factors affect how a family copes with different situations. However, sometimes there are crises outside the bounds of a family’s coping mechanisms, and they need experts to help to achieve recovery. This course is ideal for anyone keen to assist families in need, including those in social work, psychology, counselling, psychotherapy, psychiatric nursing or those in a caring, teaching or health professional role.
The Certificate of Family Counsellingis an online program that will give you insights into a range of techniques that can be used in family situations to maximise interventions that can lead to change.
In this professional development course, you will study the nature and scope of families, family dynamics, and how to identify problems and offer support with a variety of counselling techniques.
You will also learn about different approaches to family therapy, how to conduct sessions, determine roles, establish rules and consider and offer a range of solutions.
On completion of this course, you will have developed a better understanding of family issues, be able to analyse and facilitate solutions and help families mend and adapt to their new dynamics.
How are dynamics different & similar today to in the past.
How did we cope with family problems in the past in different places, cultures etc.
What can we learn from this? How can we draw strength from knowing all this is not new?
Long standing incidents
Common problems for families
Common problems for couples
What support services might be accessed
Types of counselling, -individual, Group Work etc (incl. problems with Group work) etc.
Approaches to Family Therapy I
Approaches to Family Therapy II
Conducting Initial Interviews/Sessions
Consider a situation establish & consider alternative strategies & select a strategy.
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.