Counselling Theory and Practice

10 Units

This course provides students in the Intensive Family Practice specialisation in the Master of Family Studies with knowledge and skills to counsel and support change in individuals and families.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply strategies to support change in families
  • Apply counselling strategies with family members
  • Use strategies of self-assessment, reflection and supervision to manage and develop effectiveness of clinical practices.
  • Communication micro skills for work with families
  • Engaging and collaborating with families
  • Approaches and theories for change
  • Impact of trauma
  • Facilitating change in complex circumstances
  • Supporting families in crisis
  • Legal and ethical context
  • Diverse cultural contexts
  • Clinical supervision and reflective practice
  • Collaborating with other professionals
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline (Counselling, Law, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, or equivalent) or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Clinical
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Clinical -
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 96 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Workshop: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Program Component: Limited to students enrolled in the Intensive Family Practice Specialisation in the Masters of Family Studies program.
  • Compulsory Course Component: Completion of this course requires attendance at face to face workshops.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6516

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