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EDF6530

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Term 2 2010 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Term 4 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 2 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 4 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nicky Jacobs (Off-shore Singapore, Off-shore Hong Kong); Dr Brett Furlonger (On/Off-campus, Clayton)

Synopsis

This unit is designed to introduce students to a range of issues and approaches to counselling across the lifespan. Students will identify psychological issues that arise in the course of normal lifespan development; explore practice frameworks including historical background and contemporary ideas; be introduced to the process of therapy; learn to distinguish between preventative and remedial interventions; explore multicultural counselling; ethics in counselling and learn how to apply a variety of strategies to counselling interventions across the lifespan.

Objectives

By the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • understand the theory and frameworks of the major schools of counselling and psychotherapy;
  • be able to relate appropriate therapeutic approaches and a range of strategies to the corresponding developmental stage focusing on child/adolescent, adult and the aged;
  • explore alternate modes of delivery including online and telephone counseling;
  • understand the qualities and skills needed to be an effective counselor; and explore the ethical principles and practices related to counselling

Assessment

One essay on the differences in approaches to counselling across the lifespan (3,000 words): 50%
a case study analysis using two different theoretical approaches and a critical evaluation of the approaches (4,000 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Brett Furlonger

Contact hours

On campus students attend 3 hours of lectures per week, with an additional 21 hours per week private study time involving activities such as electronic reference searching completion of practical exercises, reading and assignment preparation.

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off campus students require 24 hours per week private study time involving activities such as electronic reference searching completion of practical exercises, reading and assignment preparation.