Counselling Approaches with Couples, Children and Young People

10 Units

This course provides students in the Relationship Counselling specialization in the Master of Family Studies with the knowledge and skills required to perform complex counselling with couples experiencing complex relationship issues using a variety of counselling approaches. Therapeutic interventions when working with children and young people are also covered. Students must work in a setting (either voluntary or paid) which provides access to approximately 20 hours of supervised clinical assessment with clients.

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

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

  1. Apply a collaborative practice approach to working with families
  2. Apply counselling strategies to families in specific contexts
  3. Identify strategies for specific types of clients
  4. 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.
Assumed Knowledge An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments
  • Professional Task: Clinical
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning Session: for 15 hour(s) per Term
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Seminar: for 30 hour(s) per Term
  • Workshop: for 15 hour(s) per Term (Students are required to undertake at least 120 hours of overall effort)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6517
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