units

EDF6517

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Janette Simmonds

Synopsis

In the first part of this unit, students revise and build on psychological research planning and writing skills and develop a counselling psychology research proposal. In the second and third modules, instruction and practice in several differing psychotherapeutic approaches is provided. Topics may vary from year to year, and may include cognitive behavioural and experiential, focusing and mindfulness therapeutic approaches.

Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate high level understanding and appropriate use of several differing advanced psychotherapeutic approaches in counseling psychology.
  • Develop and present a research proposal for a thesis (either minor masters or PhD) in counselling psychology.

Assessment

Research proposal (4000 words) 50%
Critical essay (4000 words) 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Janette Simmonds

Contact hours

3 hours each week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus students must attend a one (1) week Residential School

Prerequisites

EDF6501