Define and explain Social Constructionism b) Select & analyse various couple & family counselling approaches from the perspective of principles & ideas of Social Constructionism

Assessment Description:
“In order to effectively support individuals, couples & families in a therapeutic context,
one must first adopt a Social Constructionist worldview.”
Discuss this statement drawing on the literature relating to both Social Constructionism & approaches
to couple & family counselling.
a) Define and explain Social Constructionism
b) Select & analyse various couple & family counselling approaches from the perspective of
principles & ideas of Social Constructionism
c) Demonstrate the ability to research the literature & familiarity with key texts relating to these
areas.
Extra marks will be given for references outside set texts, which indicate wider research.

Attachments:COU201A – AB2, EBR Page 1
Assessment Brief
Program Bachelor of Applied Social Science
Subject Relationship Counselling
Subject code COU201A
Name of assessment Assessment 2: Evidence Based Report
Length 1,500 words
Learning outcomes addressed
by this assessment: A, D
Submission Date: End of week 6, Sunday 11.55 pm
Assessment brief summary:
In order to effectively support individuals, couples & families
in a therapeutic context, one must first adopt a Social
Constructionist worldview.
Discuss this statement drawing on the literature relating to
both Social Constructionism & approaches to couple & family
counselling.
Total marks 30
Weighting 30%
Students are advised that any submissions past the due date incur a 10% penalty per
day, calculated from the total mark e.g. a task marked out of 40 will incur a 4 mark penalty
per day.
Please note: you must attempt all tasks in a subject to be eligible to pass the subject.
More information, please refer to the Academic Progression Policy on
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COU201A – AB2, EBR Page 2
Assessment Description:
“In order to effectively support individuals, couples & families in a therapeutic context,
one must first adopt a Social Constructionist worldview.”
Discuss this statement drawing on the literature relating to both Social Constructionism & approaches
to couple & family counselling.
a) Define and explain Social Constructionism
b) Select & analyse various couple & family counselling approaches from the perspective of
principles & ideas of Social Constructionism
c) Demonstrate the ability to research the literature & familiarity with key texts relating to these
areas.
Extra marks will be given for references outside set texts, which indicate wider research.
COU201A – AB2, EBR Page 3
Marking Criteria:
Max. in
category
Your
points
Answering the question and responding to the topic. 10
Links to theories and concepts. 10
Word count, readability, and structure 3
Number and choice of appropriate references. 4
Correct referencing style: in‐text references and reference list. 3
Total: 30
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