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MMed Family Therapy

Catalog id : 5151
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1.5 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
28688 AUD
National
17440 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Medicine
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

The Master of Mental Health - Family Therapy stream offers unique opportunities to develop the capacity to use systemic principles and practices in therapeutic interventions with individuals, couples and families, including children and adolescents. In this program students will get a grounding in systems theory, develop knowledge and skills in a variety of schools of Family Therapy, and explicitly link theory to practice. The program covers both modern and post modern family therapy schools and promotes understanding of how to apply key skills from these schools in contemporary practice including integrative frameworks. This program has a large experiential component including experiential workshops, live supervision, and supervised clinical practice. Students will participate in a live supervision format with reflecting teams working with a one-way mirror.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold :

  • An approved degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience.

 For International students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold -

  • An approved degree in a health, social work or other related field and relevant work experience.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening)

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title     

      Part A :

  • PXMH7023 Foundation Knowledge for Mental Health Practice
  • PXMH7024 Foundation Skills for Mental Health Practice
  • PXMH7025 Application of Foundation Skills in Mental Health Practice
  • PXMH7028 Core Knowledge for Mental Health Practice
  • PXMH7029 Core Skills for Mental Health Practice
  • PXMH7030 Application of Core Skills in Mental Health Practice
  • PXMH7067 Independent Mental Health Project A
  • PXMH7068 Independent Mental Health Project B

      Part B:

      Art Therapy:

  • PXMH7035 Art Therapy in Clinical Practice
  • PXMH7036 Art Therapy with Special Populations
  • PXMH7037 Application of Specialist Art Therapy Skills in Mental Health Practice A
  • PXMH7038 Application of Specialist Art Therapy Skills in Mental Health Practice B

      Family Therapy:

  • PXMH7043 Clinical Practice in Systemic Family Therapy
  • PXMH7044 Advanced Clinical Practice in Systemic Family Therapy
  • PXMH7045 Application of Specialist Family Therapy Skills in Mental Health Practice A
  • PXMH7046 Application of Specialist Family Therapy Skills in Mental Health Practice B

      Psychotherapy:

  • PXMH7026 Application of Specialist Psychotherapy Skills in Mental Health Practice A
  • PXMH7047 Brief Psychotherapy Interventions
  • PXMH7048 Exploratory Psychotherapy Interventions
  • PXMH7049 Application Psychotherapy Practice B

      Part C-Standard stream Electives:

  • PXMH7070 Psychotherapy Approaches for Treatment Resistant Cases
  • PXMH7071 Group Psychotherapy

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form. 

Additional application information:

The Psychotherapy and Family Therapy streams also require 1 year's work experience in the field of mental health and the capacity to meet practicum requirements.

The Art Therapy stream also requires applicants to:

  • meet the Art Practice entrance standard
  • meet the Clinical Experience entrance standard
  • undertake an interview

Depending on the stream and the nature of the placement, students may be required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing their placement.

Applications for the Art Therapy stream (only) should be lodged by 31 October of the year prior to commencement, though late applications may be considered. Domestic art therapy applicants may also download the 2016 domestic information booklet.

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