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NUR9214

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kay McCauley-Elsom

Synopsis

In this unit students will study a variety of psychological interventions and counselling. This will include analysis of the theoretical underpinnings and major concepts of each approach. The students will develop a greater self awareness. Students will be assisted in the development of their own unique approaches to psychological intervention with their clients.

Objectives

On completion of the unit the students are expected to :

  1. Critically analyse a variety of approaches to psychological interventions;

  1. Develop a greater awareness of self and the ways in which personal attributes affect interaction with clients and others;

  1. Demonstrate acquisition of communication skills required for effective psychotherapeutic interaction;

  1. Plan interventions and establish goals to meet the needs of the client;

  1. Practice the relevant skills for effective counselling in a variety of clinical settings;

  1. Discuss a range of contemporary issues in psychological interventions;

  1. Critically appraise the evidence available regarding the efficacy of the approaches to psychological interventions;

  1. Develop an understanding of cultural psychosocial aspects which influence the development of a therapeutic relationship and counselling role.

Assessment

Computer conferences 40%
Written assignment 60%
Clinical assessment - Hurdle requirement Pass/Fail

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kay McCauley-Elsom

Prohibitions

NSG5214 Developing a therapeutic alliance