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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andrea Reupert


This unit introduces students to a range of intervention models/theories used in counselling psychology and the assumptions on which they are based. Students will 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.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to

  1. describe the origins and relevant current developments in counselling psychology
  2. develop effective use of the skills covered in Geldard's and Geldard's 'Basic Personal Counselling'
  3. describe relevant major psychotherapies
  4. understand the issues concerning efficacy and effectiveness of psychotherapies.


Theoretical essay (2000 words): 50% Examination (2000 words equivalent) 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andrea Reupert

Contact hours

12 hours per week


Successful completion of an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) - accredited major sequence in psychology