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Family assessments

Event Details
Date: ongoing
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 10


Organiser: Clinical Supervision Services

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This e-Learning module aims to provide participants with the knowledge required to conduct an initial family therapy interview, a thorough understanding of how to develop a systemic case formulation and when to work with individuals versus whole families. It considers child, adolescent and adult mental health practice. This module consists of 5 self paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 hours.

This 5 self-paced includes chapters:

  • The Interview process,
  • Systemic case formulation,
  • Whether to see individuals or whole families,
  • Clinical applications - Assessing Families in Child and adolescent mental health,
  • Clinical Applications- Assessing Adults in Mental Health.

The module includes videos reflective learning tasks, practice examples, demonstrations, references and a short quiz at the end of the module. The course provides a number of up to date and reliable references. A certificate of completion is issued on the completion of the course.

Learning objectives

Participants will:

  • Develop knowledge of how to structure the first family therapy interview to gather relevant information for a biopsychosocial assessment
  • Identify the family’s needs and resources available to the family
  • Know how to undertake a systemic case formulation
  • Identify strengths and resources of the family identifying predisposing, precipitation and maintaining factors of the presenting problem that can lead to a clear case formulation
  • Develop an understanding of when to work with individuals versus whole families
  • Know how to assess families in child, adolescent and adult mental health practice
  • Be able to use the comprehensive family assessment to develop a treatment plan

Presenter details

This e-learning short course was written by Glenn Larner B.A. (Honours) Psychology 1964, Masters in Clinical Psychology 1979 PhD 2010 editor-in-chief of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT) since 2010, an accredited supervisor with the Australian Association of Family Therapy and authorised by Christine Senediak BA. (Hons), M Psychol (Clin) M. Family Therapy. Christine is Principal Director of Sydney Family Therapy Training Institute. (SFTTI) She has over 30 years experience working as a clinical psychologist, educator and supervisor. She has a strong interest in evidence based practice and systems theory and integrates this in her work as therapist, educator and supervisor.In 2014 she was appointed one of 12 National trainers to provide PsyBA Supervisor training and in 2015 the practice has grown to now provide five Master classes in supervision and has a team of experienced Clinical Psychologists and a Neuropsychologist who also offer training in the field. In addition to her work with AHPRA. Christine also offers supervision, short courses and workshops and consults to agencies on matters relating to mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan.

Method of delivery



Per module $110

Package options available please refer to provider website for further information



AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers