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HSCO604 – Te Whanau / Working with Whanau

Module code
Module title
Te Whanau / Working with Whanau
This module introduces theory and practical skills for working with whanau. Students will identify key issues that impact on whanau and analyse relevant therapeutic interventions drawing upon both Maori and western approaches.
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Analyse relational dynamics within whaanau relationships.
2. Engage and articulate practice with whaanau.
3. Analyse key issues that impact on whaanau.
4. Analyse relevant therapeutic interventions that address specific issues with whaanau.
- Couples roles and dynamics
- Family/whaanau history - genograms/whakapapa
- Cultural considerations
- Social, political, economic, cultural contexts for couple and whaanau/family relationships
- Conflict - relationships
- Separation issues for couples and whaanau/family
- Effects of stress on individuals within relationships
- Effects of stress on relationships
- Strategies for change
- Therapeutic interventions
- Theories and models of practice
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.

Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.

Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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