EDF6517 - Research and therapeutic interventions in counselling psychology
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Dr A P Greenway (Semester 1); Dr J Simmon (Semester 2)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
In the first part of this unit, instruction and practice in several therapeutic approaches employed by counselling psychologists is provided. In the first and second modules, cognitive behavioural and experiential, focusing and mindfulness therapeutic approaches are taught. Research case studies are conducted using these approaches. In the third module, students revise and build on research writing and data analysis skills and present their own thesis research work to date.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to: Understand the fundamentals of an experiential approach in counselling. Demonstrate an understanding and appropriate use of classical and operant behavioural, as well as cognitive paradigms through application to psychological problems such as phobias, anxiety, addictions, depression and psychotic disorders, within the context of therapeutic relationships. Apply selected cognitive and experiential therapeutic interventions with individuals and research their effectiveness. Revise and build on research writing and data analysis skills. Present and constructively critique their own thesis research and that of peers.
Research report (2000 words): 25%
two research case studies of (3000 words each): 75%
3 hours each week
Off-campus attendance requirements
Off-campus students must attend a one (1) week Residential School