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EDF6530

Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Evening)
Hong Kong Term 2 2013 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 2 2013 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong Term 4 2013 (Off-campus)
Singapore Term 4 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Claire Hutton (First semester, Clayton evening); Mr Ilan Lohr (First semester, Clayton off-campus, Second semester, Clayton evening); Dr Susan Miller (Second semester, Clayton off-campus); Dr Brett Furlonger (Hong Kong and Singapore)

Synopsis

This unit is designed to introduce students to a range of issues and approaches to counselling across the lifespan. Students will identify psychological issues that arise in the course of normal lifespan development; explore practice frameworks including historical background and contemporary ideas; be introduced to the process of therapy; learn to distinguish between preventative and remedial interventions; explore multicultural counselling; ethics in counselling and learn how to apply a variety of strategies to counselling interventions across the lifespan.

Outcomes

By the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • understand the theory and frameworks of the major schools of counselling and psychotherapy;
  • be able to relate appropriate therapeutic approaches and a range of strategies to the corresponding developmental stage focusing on child/adolescent, adult and the aged;
  • explore alternate modes of delivery including online and telephone counselling;
  • understand the qualities and skills needed to be an effective counsellor; and explore the ethical principles and practices related to counselling

Assessment

Group Case Study Analysis 1 (2400 words): 30%; and
Individual Case Study Analysis 2 (5600 words): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

On campus students attend 3 hours of lectures per week, with an additional 21 hours per week private study time involving activities such as electronic reference searching completion of practical exercises, reading and assignment preparation.
'For Singapore and Hong Kong students, there is on-line study as well as an intensive face to face week'.

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off campus students require 24 hours per week private study time involving activities such as electronic reference searching completion of practical exercises, reading and assignment preparation.