Counselling and Clinical Intervention

10 Units

Introduces students to the basics of therapeutic interactions with patients, including the establishment and maintenance of therapeutic alliances, history taking, counselling, motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy, and treatment termination. The mode of delivery is internal and teaching methods utilise skills workshops and seminar. Not to be counted with PSYC6603.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

At the conclusion of the semester students will be able to:

  1. Form therapeutic contracts and establish therapeutic relationships with individuals, couples and groups.
  2. Facilitate their clients’ definitions and explorations of their problems.
  3. Promote their clients’ commitment to change through the use of motivational interviewing.
  4. Make effective use of the main techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy.
  5. Deal effectively with common challenges to the therapeutic relationship.

. Formation and maintenance of therapeutic relationships. . History taking . Basic counselling skills . Motivational interviewing . The behavioural components of cognitive behavioural therapy . The cognitive components of cognitive behavioural therapy . Treatment termination . Interventions with couples and groups . Resolving challenges to the therapeutic alliance

Replacing Course(s) PSYC6603 Counselling and Behaviour Change - 10 Units
Transition Not applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge It is assumed that students will have completed a four-year program in Psychology which has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Seminar
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Essay
  • Other: (please specify) - Students will submit video recording(s) of themselves demonstrating skills in role-played interactions. They will also be required to provide a written critique of their performance in the recording(s).
Contact Hours
  • Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Clinical & Health Psychology, PhD in Clinical Psychology or PhD in Health Psychology Programs.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6502

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