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COU5012 Contexts of Mental Health Counselling

Short Description: Context Mental Hlth Counsel
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
Version produced : 23 May 2019

Requisites

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

Synopsis

This course aims to contextualise mental health practice in historical and geographic terms. It introduces students to the theories, legislation, policies and standards that underpin mental health practice in Australia. Students will also gain an understanding of the rights of mental health consumers and their carers, and how to optimise the participation of consumers in the services developed for their care and support. This course seeks to assist counselling practitioners wanting to work in the mental health sector, by developing their knowledge and understanding of the factors that govern the scope of practice of mental health professionals. They will be introduced to research in mental health, both as practitioners and for the purpose of undertaking research base courses at Master level. Students will examine their professional role within the context of transdisciplinary practice and current service delivery models and the evidence that supports such an approach.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 Online