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Systemic Psychological Intervention 2017/2018

  • 4 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment

Objectives

The student at the end of this unit should be able to:
- Understand the concept of system and the behaviors and interactions in families and groups in terms of communication.
- Develop systemic readings of different problems of families and groups
- Know and apply different techniques for conducting interviews, including circular questioning
- Understand different therapeutic approaches, family therapy (transgeracional therapy, structural, strategic, postmodern approach) and networks intervention, their theoretical assumptions and strategies
- Apply tools to collect systemic data, including the genogram and the social map
- Plan a systemic intervention to a group and / or families.

Recommended Prerequisites

It is recommended to attend the curricular unit of Family Psychology, from 1st cycle of studies.

Teaching Metodology

For this unit the following methods will be used: Lectures, clinical case studies, simulations, role-plays and demonstrations, group assignements in order to plan psychoeducational programs, reflections from videos of family therapies and from therapies extracts transcribed .

Body of Work

1. Sistemic and ecological Model Review
1.1. General systems Theory
1.2. Pragmatics of Human Communication
1.3. Theory of Cybernetics
1.4. Ecological model of Brofenbrenner
2 Systemic interview
3 Schools of Family Therapy: assumptions and intervention strategies
3.1. The transgenerational Therapy (Bowen)
3.2. Structural Therapy (Minuchin)
3.3. Strategic therapy
3.3.1. Strategic therapy /Problem resolution (Jay Haley, Cloe Madanes / MRI)
3.3.2. Solutions focused therapy (De Shazer)
3.3.3. Therapy of Milan Group
3.4. Postmodern therapies
3.4.1. Narrative therapy (M. White and D. Epston)
3.4.2. Transforming micropolicies (Sluzki)
3.4.3. Collaborative approaches based on open dialogue
4 Individual Systemic Intervention
5. Systemic intervention in networks
6.Psychoeducational groups and multifamilies approaches

Recommended Bibliography

Barker, P. (2000). Fundamentos da terapia familiar. Lisboa: Climepsi Editores.
Minuchin, S. & Fishman, H.C. (1990). Técnicas de terapia familiar. Porto Alegre: Editora Artes Médicas.
Sampaio, D. & Gameiro, J. (1985). A Terapia familiar. Porto: Edições Afrontamento.
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Ausloos, G. (2003). A competência das famílias. Lisboa: Climepsi Editores.

Boscolo, L., Cecchin, G., Hoffman, L. & Penn, P. (1993) A Terapia familiar sistémica de Milão: Conversações sobre teoria e prática. Porto Alegre: Editora Artes Médicas.

Hoffman, L. (2002). Terapia Familiar. Lisboa: Climepsi Editores.

Jones, E. (2004). Terapia dos sistemas familiares. Lisboa: Climepsi Editores.

Complementary Bibliography

Scholevar, G.P. & Scwoery, L.D. (EDS.)(2003). Textbook of family and couples therapy. Arlington, VA:American Psychiatric Publishing.

Weekly Planning

1. Systemic model revision. Brainstorming. Practical exercise. Systematization of recalled concepts.
2 General Theory of Systems and Cybernetics Theory. Lecture.
3 Pragmatics of Human Communication. Lecture and practical exercises.
4. Brofenbrenner's Ecological Model of Development. Lecture and case analysis.
5. Systemic Interview. Analysis of a transcribed family session. Conducting role-plays to demonstrate circular questioning.
6 Systemic Intervention on networks.
7 Multifamilies and psychoeducational groups. Analysis of programs.
8 Transgenerational therapies - the use of genogram. Analysis of a family therapy video performed by Monica McGoldrick.
9. Strutural therapies- the use of sculptures. Analysis of a Minuchin video and simulation of strutural family techniques.
10. Strategic therapy - intervention with positive connotation of the symptom. Simulation of a therapy performed by Cecchin through analysis of its transcription.
11. Intervention with reflective teams - Postmodern therapies. Simulation of a therapy performed by Sluzki by analyzing its transcription.
12. Evaluation test
13. Presentation of psychoeducational plans conductd by students.
14. Presentation of psychoeducational plans conductd by students.
15. Presentation of psychoeducational plans conductd by students.

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

The content relating to "Review of Systemic and Ecological Model", the "General System Theory", "Pragmatics of Human Communication", "Cybernetic Theory" and "ecological model of development Brofenbrenner" will meet the goal of student understanding behaviors and interactions in families, and groups, in terms of communication and develop systemic readings of different problems of families and groups. The content on "Interview Systemic" aims to enable the student to the application of different techniques for conducting interviews, including circular questioning. Content "Systemic Intervention in networks", "Groups and multifamílias psychoeducational groups" and "Schools of Family Therapy" will meet the goal of promoting student the ability to learn different therapeutic approaches, family therapy and intervention networks, applying instruments and planning a systemic intervention to a group and / or a family.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

In order to articulate the theoretical with the practical component of this course, methodologies exhibition, demonstration, active and participatory learning will be used. For student is able to understand the behaviors and interactions in families, and groups, in terms of communication and be able to develop systemic readings of different problems of families and groups of lectures, practical exercises in analysis of clinical cases will be used. For the student to be able to know and apply different techniques for conducting interviews, including circular questioning, students will analyze transcribed family therapy sessions and conducting role-plays, for demonstration, testing and training. For the student to meet different therapeutic approaches, family therapy (postmodern transgeraciona therapy, structural, strategic,) and intervention networks, respective theoretical assumptions and strategies, be able to apply tools to collect systemic data, including the genogram sociale and the map to plan a systemic intervention to a group and / or family followed lectures classes of reflection and analysis of clinical cases, transcribed or videotaped family sessions will be used. In order for students to develop skills in family intervention, demonstrations, simulations and role-plays will be used.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Commitment to effectivenessYesYes
Commitment to quality Yes
Ethical and responsible behaviourYes 
Foreign language proficiency  
Relating to others  
Research skills Yes
Teamwork  
Written and verbal communications skills Yes
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