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COU5007 Counselling Issues and Contexts

Short Description: Counselling Issues & Contexts
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090513 - Counselling
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH


The course introduces students to transtheoretical notions of change and resistance. It then introduces students to a range of settings and contexts that counsellors operate in, including various compositions of clients being treated (individual, couple, family, group). It introduces different client groups that requires counsellors to demonstrate sensitivity to various diverse experiences. Its final part is surveying commonly presenting issues in counselling, their features, assessment, and treatment.

This course contains a mandatory four-day residential school and 10 hours mandatory online synchronous workshops.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 External