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COU8022 Child and Youth Counselling

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Professional Pathway Social Wk
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


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


Children and adolescents represent a special population with regards to therapeutic intervention. This course will expand on the foundation of counselling practice to develop knowledge of the issues related to counselling young people, and the skills to provide evidence-based interventions for this group.

The course will expand upon notions of counselling theories and practice to explore the application of interventions with children and youth particularly. Developmental considerations, ethical and professional issues, core therapeutic processes relevant to the age and development of child and adolescent clients, and evidence-based and practice-based counselling interventions for this age group will be presented. The use of particular types of therapies with social, emotional and behavioural concerns common to this age group (e.g., anxiety) will be explored.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 June 2022