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PSY4501

Faculty of Education

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr N Jacobs

Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the range of intervention models/theories used in counselling psychology and examines the assumptions on which they are based. Students will be required to examine the theoretical bases of two approaches in depth. Geldard's problem solving approach will form the basis of the practical counselling taught in the unit.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to perform a basic initial counselling interview of about one hour in duration, including effective use of the skills covered in Geldard's and Geldard's 'Basic Personal Counselling'; be able to describe and apply at least five relevant major therapies to typical counselling clinical cases, with particular reference to the effectiveness of these therapies to specific client presenting issues; and be able to critically evaluate the scientific standing of various therapies according to accepted research and professional criteria.

Assessment

Theoretical essay (1500 words): 30%
Counselling practice (20%)
Examination (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nicky Jacobs

Prohibitions

GAS4501