Singapore University of Social Sciences

Medical Family Therapy (COU572)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

The medical family therapy course introduces students to work collaboratively with medical and mental health professionals within a medical setting. It uses a common systemic language to address psychosocial problems of individuals, couples and families with acute and chronic medical related concerns from a systemic family therapy perspective. The course will also assess the role of the medical family therapist as he/she navigates relational conflicts that can arise in couples and families dealing with childhood developmental problems and medical related issues.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January

Topics

  • An Overview of Medical Family Therapy
  • Clinical Strategies for Medical Family Therapy
  • Collaboration with other Health Professionals
  • The Shared Emotional Themes of Illness
  • The Self of the Medical Family Therapist
  • Community Engagement
  • Health Behaviours that Harm
  • Couples and Illnesses
  • Pregnancy Loss, Infertility and Reproductive Technology
  • Medical Family Therapy with Children
  • Somatising Patients and their Families
  • The Experience of Genomic Medicine: The New Frontier
  • Care-giving, End of Life Care, and Loss

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the theoretical and conceptual framework underlying medical family therapy
  • Appraise the key ideas/ concepts including common systemic language in
  • Organise these ideas and concepts with that of the person-of-the-therapist in a
  • Demonstrate the collaborative skills needed to work with medical and mental health
  • Develop the capacity to teach systemic family therapy concepts and ideas to other
  • Apply the medical family therapy concepts and technique(s) appropriately in one’s
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