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EDF6531

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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)
Hong Kong Term 3 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 3 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nicky Jacobs (Off-shore Singapore, Off-shore Hong Kong); Dr Brett Furlonger (On/Off-campus, Clayton)

Synopsis

The unit is designed:

  • to introduce students to the central approaches to counselling and psychotherapy;
  • to enable the learning and practice of skills in a systematic manner;
  • to engage students in a critical appraisal of their performance as counsellors;
  • to apply information about the therapeutic alliance and other relevant strategies for helping clients in counselling therapy;
  • to cultivate sensitivity to other people's ways and preferences, cultural or personal;
  • to prompt students to consider their own values and style and how that may affect the success of their counselling.

Objectives

The objectives of this unit are to introduce students to the central approaches to counselling and psychotherapy; to enable the learning and practice of skills in a systematic manner; to engage students in a critical appraisal of their performance as counsellors; to apply information about the therapeutic alliance and other relevant strategies for helping clients in counselling therapy; to cultivate sensitivity to other people's ways and preferences, cultural or personal. To prompt students to consider their own values and style and how that may affect the success of their counselling.

Assessment

Assessment 1: Self-appraisal of Therapeutic Practice (5000 words): 60%; and Assessment 2: Critical evaluation of a major therapeutic orientation (3000 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Brett Furlonger

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus students must attend a compulsory two and a half day (18 hour) day Residential School