Counselling Approaches with Couples, Children and Young People

10 Units

This course investigates how a range of approaches, strategies and interventions can be delivered to families in a comprehensive and effective way. This course will particularly focus on how practitioners apply theories to their practice in specific contexts and so better outcomes will result for students if they work in a setting (either voluntary or paid) which provides them with the opportunity for supervised practice with families.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

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

  • Apply a collaborative practice approach to working with families
  • Apply counselling strategies to families in specific contexts
  • Identify strategies for specific types of clients
  • Use strategies of self-assessment, reflection and supervision to manage and develop effectiveness of clinical practices.
  • Application of theories and approaches
  • Advanced skills practice
  • Knowledge and approaches relevant for different life stages
  • Knowledge and approaches appropriate in different contexts.
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent.
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 Relationships Counselling 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 HLSC6517

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