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NUR5214

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedHong Kong First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Malaysia First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Charanjit Singh

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;
  2. Develop a greater awareness of self and the ways in which personal attributes affect interaction with clients and others;
  3. Demonstrate acquisition of communication skills required for effective psychotherapeutic interaction;
  4. Plan interventions and establish goals to meet the needs of the client;
  5. Practice the relevant skills for effective counselling in a variety of clinical settings;
  6. Discuss a range of contemporary issues in psychological interventions;
  7. Critically appraise the evidence available regarding the efficacy of the approaches to psychological interventions;
  8. 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)

Mr Charanjit Singh

Prohibitions

NSG5214 Developing a therapeutic alliance