EDF6501 - Counselling psychology: theory, research and practice
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Dr J Simmonds
In this unit, core research-based psychological counselling skills and psychological therapies are addressed, evaluated and practised. Topics include models of helping, advanced skills, issues in evaluating evidence and outcome, assumptions and issues underlying research paradigms, diversity-sensitive counselling.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and application of the relevant psychological counselling microskills and be able to integrate them to conduct sessions; be able to describe and apply sound practice principles concerning the therapeutic relationship setting, and interventions, and be able to critically discuss and apply the research concerning the scientific evaluation of various psychotherapies.
Evaluation of research on counselling a specific population or issue (2000 words, 15 minutes): 25%
transcript and annotation of an initial counselling session (equivalent to 3500 words): 35%
clinical development journal (equivalent to 4000 words): 40%
3 hours per week
Off-campus attendance requirements
Off-campus students must attend a one (1) week Residential school
Successful completion of an Australian Psychological Society (APS) accredited four year sequence in psychology