Families are integral in the lives of children and adolescents and accordingly working with families will necessarily be a key part of working with children and adolescents. This involves consideration of ethical issues related to multiple relationships. Information on family systems theories is provided to identify key aspects of family dynamics and considerations when working with family units. Techniques and approaches to work in a family-centred approach will assist students to develop their awareness and competence in this work. In addition, this unit provides practical tasks to support students to acquire and consolidate new counselling skills and techniques needed as clinicians to incorporate families into treatment planning and interventions.