Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (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.


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

  1. describe the origins and relevant current developments in counselling psychology
  2. develop the effective use of basic counselling skills
  3. describe relevant major psychotherapies
  4. understand the issues concerning efficacy and effectiveness of psychotherapies.


Theoretical essay (2000 words): 50% ; Class Presentation (2000 words equivalent) 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

12 hours per week


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