1. NAME OF COURSE  / MODULE FAMILY COUNSELING
2. COURSE CODE ABA 3203
3. NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF DR. SITI NUBAILAH MOHD YUSOF
4. RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME This course is developed for third year students as an exposure to family counseling. In addition, this course provides the students with special skills to deal with family problems which commonly known as the root of all the human problems. As a result, students will be exposed to the actual procedure, problem solving and decision making in handling family counseling.
5. SEMESTER & YEAR OFFERED Semester 6 & Year 3
6. TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)

 

 

Face to face:

L P SCL
28 26 0

 

Non- face to face:

O Final exam
63 3

L=lecture ; P=Practical (Lab); SCL = Student Centered Learning; O=Others

Total Guided and Independent Learning:

28+26+63+3= 120
7. CREDIT VALUE 120/40= 3.0 (3 credit)
8. PREREQUISITE (IF ANY) Nil
9. OBJECTIVES
  1. To introduce the student with the basic concepts, techniques and theories of family counseling/therapy.
  2. To apply the techniques and theories of family counseling in the simulation exercises.
  3. To develop leadership quality amongst students.
10. LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

  1. Show appropriate approaches and techniques in handling family counseling sessions (LO2 – C4).
  2. Able to manage relevant information on family counseling from various resources. (LO7)
  3. Able to lead the family members to work together in enhancing family relationship during the family counseling sessions.  (LO9)
11. TRANSFERABLE SKILLS The student should be able to develop a good understanding of basic concepts, techniques and theories of family counseling/therapy and apply them in handling family counseling.
12. TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, practical exercise, viewing videos on family therapy, group work, analyzing videotaped family counseling sessions and various textbooks. The use of examination and the application of family counseling techniques and theories through videotaping will be used to assess  the students’ academic performance.
13. SYNOPSIS The  course aims at introducing and practicing the application of theories/approaches and techniques of family counseling to the dysfunctional family system.  The  focus is  on how psychotherapy techniques and methods of facilitating growth and interaction in the family system. The skills learned in this course will be applied in the counseling sessions conducted in the laboratory and practical work. Islamic approaches in family will also be integrated into the course.
14. MODE OF DELIVERY Lectures and tutorial (SCL)
15. Assessment methods and types
Component %
Continuous Assessment

  • Group Project (Families in Movies)
  • Individual Project (PHOTOVOICE Family Project)
  • Attendance and MASEC participation
  • Quiz

 

(60%)

20

20

10

10

Final examination 40
Total 100
16. Content outline of the course/module and SLT per topic

 

Topics FACE TO FACE SELF-STUDY TOTAL SLT  
Lecture Tutorial/Parctical SCL Assignment Self-study Exam preparation Final Exam  
Overview of Family from Western and Islamic Perspectives 2 2 4
Healthy and Dysfunctional Families 2 2 1 2 7
Introduction to Family Counseling/Therapy Ethical and Professional Issues in Family Counseling 2 2 1 1 2 8
Core Techniques in Family Therapy The Process of Family Therapy 2 2 1 1  

2

 

8
Couple and Marriage Therapy 2 2

 

 

4
Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

Psychodynamic and Bowen Family Therapy

2 2 2 2  

 

2

10
Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

Experiential Family Therapy

2 2 1 2 2 9
Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

Structural Family Therapy

2 2 2 2 2 10
Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

Strategic Family Therapies

2 2 2 2 2 10
Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

Solution Focused Therapy

2 2 2 2 2 10
Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

Narrative Family Therapy

2 2 1 2 2 9
Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

Behavioral Family Therapy

2 2 2 2 2 10
Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy

2 2 1 2 2 9
Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

An Islamic Approach

2 2 1 2 2 9
Final exam 3 3
Total 28 26 0 17 20 26 3 120
17 References
  1. Samuel T. Glading. Family Therapy: History, Theory and Practice. (6th Ed., Global Ed.), 2015, Pearson.
  2. Carlson, J. & Kjos, D. 2002. Theories and Strategies of Family therapy. Massachusetts, Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  3. Daly, Peunoh. 1994. Hukum Perkahwinan Islam . Cetakan kedua. Batu Caves Selngor : Thinkers Library.
  4. Goldenberg, I dan Goldenberg, H. 2004. Family Therapy : An Overview. 6th ed. Brook Cole: Belmont California.
  5. Goldenberg, H. & Goldenberg, I. 1998. Counseling Today’s Families. 3rd ed. Pacific Grove, California: Brooks /Cole.
  6. Hanna, S.M. 2007. The Practice of Family Therapy  .4th Ed. Belmont, CA: Brooke/Cole
  7. Nichols, M.P. (2009). The essentials of Family Therapy. 4th Ed. Boston:Allyn & Bacon

 

Mapping of the course/module to the Program Learning Outcomes

TOPIC Contact hours(Week) Lesson Learning Outcome PLO KI Teaching & Learning Activities Assessment Tasks
Overview of Family from Western and Islamic Perspectives

2

(WK1)

  1. To verbally communicate with peers and lecturer on the concept of family and family as a system from the western and the Islamic perspective.
LO1 C2 Each student reports verbally on their own family and the family in Malaysia in tutorial class. Individual assignment on family stories and photos (PHOTOVOICE FAMILY PROJECT)
Healthy and Dysfunctional Families

2

(WK2)

  1. To verbally communicate with peers and lecturer on healthy and dysfunctional families.
LO2 C2 Each student reports verbally on their healthy and dysfunctional family. Lecturer comments on the progress of the MASEC preparation, presentation skills and provides advice for improvement.
Introduction to Family Counseling/Therapy Ethical and Professional Issues in Family Counseling

2

(WK3)

LO7 CTPS2 Each student applies the ethics of counseling in the practical exercise in the counseling lab Lab work
Core Techniques in Family Therapy The Process of Family Therapy

2

(WK4)

  1. Choose and use the appropriate  techniques and  integrating Islamic  theories and  practices when presented with the practical problem of family dysfunction
  2. Forming a group to simulate a family problem and demonstrate the use of family counseling techniques they’ve learned.
LO2

LO6

LO5

P1A4

TS1

S1P1

Each report verbally on the techniques of family counseling.

Each group demonstrated the techniques of family counseling.

Lecturer give comments and guide the students

The lecturer gives comments and guides the students.

Couple and Marriage Therapy

2

(WK5)

Therapeutic Approaches To Working With Families

Psychodynamic and Bowenean Family Therapy

4

(WK6)

  1. Use the Psychodynamic and Bowen Family Therapy when presented with the practical problem of family dysfunction
  2. Collaborate with team members to simulate a family problem and demonstrate the use of Psychodynamic and Bowen Family Therapy they’ve learned.
LO3

 

LO8

TS3,

LS4

P3TS1

Each student communicates verbally on the videotaped session of Psychodynamic and Bowenean Family Therapy

Each group demonstrated the techniques of family counseling

The MASEC evaluation
Therapeutic Approaches To Working With Families

Experiential Family therapy

2

(WK7)

Therapeutic Approaches To Working With Families

Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Family Therapies.

4

(WK8-9)

  1. Use the Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy when presented with the practical problem of family dysfunction.
  2. Collaborate with team members to simulate a family problem and demonstrate the use of Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy they have learned. (LOC5 , C3)
LO2

LO5

Lo8

TS3

LS4

P3

Each student comments on the video on Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy.

In dyad exercise the students exchanging and reflecting their application of Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy.

The lecturer discuss and give feedbacks

The lecturer discuss and give feedbacks

Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

Solution Focused Therapy and Narrative Family Therapy

4

(WK10-11)

Therapeutic Approaches To Working With Families

Behavioral Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy.

4

(WK12-WK13)

  1. Collaborate with team members in team-related assessment task
LO5 TS3,

LS4

Each group demonstrates the application of the Experiential Family therapy and Behavioral Family Therapy through a video taped session of family counseling in the lab.. Lecturer guide the students

La b work

Therapeutic Approaches To Working With Families

An Islamic Approach

2

(WK14)

  1. Each student compares the approaches of counseling between the western perspective and the Islamic perspective
LO6 C6A3

P6

Each student report verbally in front of the tutorial group their views Give feedbacks