Relationship Counselling 1

About Relationship Counselling 1

Start Date:
February 15, 2021
Start Time:
6:30 pm
End Date:
June 28, 2021
End Time:
9:15 pm
Running during Semester 1. For more details, please contact

Thursday evenings Semester 1

This unit will give students a thorough understanding of the theories and practices of family and relationship counselling. Students will develop an understanding of the differences between relationship and individual counselling and practise the skills required for working with couples and families. Unit Objectives:

  • Introduce students to the concepts, theories, therapeutic process and techniques involved in family and relationship counselling
  • Recognise and understand the ongoing influences of family of origin on thoughts, feelings and behaviour
  • Learn and practice a variety of methods (e.g. sculpting, genograms, structural maps) for assessing relationship dynamics and family of origin/intergenerational influences
  • Understand theories of family development and transitions across the lifespan.
  • Explore healthy family and couple functioning and dynamics
  • Identify and respond appropriately to ethical and culturally sensitive issues
Registration Fee:
Audit $500


Jenny Perchman – Lecturer

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M.Couns, Grad Dip Couns, Grad Dip Spl Ed & Psy Ed, H/Dip Ed, BA (English History)

Jenny commenced at Morling College in 2018 lecturing in the Master of Counselling course in the areas of Interpersonal Counselling and Relationship & Family Counselling. This position enables Jenny to combine her training and expertise as an educator with her passion and expertise in counselling.

Jenny is a clinical counsellor, supervisor, and educator. Having originally trained as a high school English and History teacher, she has worked in secondary and tertiary educational settings. Jenny has also worked for several years with Salvos Counselling as a counsellor and trainer developing a broad range of expertise in working with a variety of client groups and mental health presentations. Jenny specialises in providing couple and family therapy and is currently undertaking further training in this area. She maintains a busy private practice at the EZRA Counselling Centre where she also provides clinical and pastoral supervision

Jenny is thankful for the way in which Morling gives her the opportunity to assist students to become reflective, relational, and ethical practitioners who can integrate both their faith and professional practise.

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