Full course description
This training provides students with skills that are needed when working with children and adolescents. By role play, students learn conversation skills and how to level with children, adolescents, and their parents in a family therapy framework. This involves applying conversation techniques and assessing communication patterns within the family system. The training discusses some specific family theoretical treatment and principles (e.g. circular questioning).
Each training session of 3 hours takes place in an interactive way and practice. Some sessions start with a plenary interactive lecture, provided by internal and/or external lecturers.
This training is designed for both specialisations of the Master Mental Health. Both groups of students take part in this training. The training differentiates between both specialisation by addressing relevant topics per specialisation.
Students take part in this training with specific attention for supporting families by family therapy. It focuses on skills needed for direct contact with families in health care settings. The training is based on a wide variety of perspectives of family therapy. It is a first introduction to the theoretical aspects and technical/clinical skills of family therapy. The training has a theoretical basis, but focuses mostly on teaching basic skills in clinical conversation skills with families.
The student has mastered the theoretical knowledge of working systemically based on the offered literature, lectures, and training material:
- Attitude while working with families.
- Professionalism in conversations with families.
- Therapeutic attitude.
- Basic interventions in family therapy.
- Conversation techniques.
The student has mastered the self-formulated learning goals on conversation techniques with couples and families.
Using assignments (such as communication assignments, monitoring assignments etc):
- Formulating and discussing genograms
- Doing an assessment
- Testing systemic hypotheses
- Formulating systemic hypotheses
- Show multiple partiality
- Circular questioning
It is a first introduction to learning basic skills in clinical conversation skills with families.