Family-Oriented Care in Mental Health (300204)

Unit Type Core Unit
Credit Points 10
Delivery Mode e-Learning (online), Part Time

Family-Oriented Care in Mental Health provides a framework for the understanding of major models of family therapy. It allows students to examine current issues and debates about the applicability of working collaboratively with peers, persons and their families. This unit will enhance the student’s knowledge and skills of current family therapy practice and encourages exploration of the integration of family work to enhance the care of a person presenting with mental distress. It also encourages students to debate how and when to apply models of family work in their practice, and to develop interventions that promote collaborative care planning and evidence-based treatment.

Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of recovery-oriented family focused intervention in mental health across the lifespan.


Use advanced problem solving skills to apply collaborative, family-oriented interventions and be able to critically evaluate outcomes.


Demonstrate enhanced clinical judgment when applying family-oriented interventions considering socio-economic, political, gender, spiritual and cultural contexts of practice in mental health.


Critically review, analyse and synthesise family therapy literature and research applied within a best practice recovery framework considering mental health models of care and policy and procedures.


Critically review mental health services and be able to apply family-oriented interventions in the workplace.