Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychological Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Moira Junge


Central theme: introduction to counselling theory, interventions and research. Themes to be covered include theories of counselling, evaluation of counselling, research designs and interventions, ethical decision making in counselling psychology.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. identify a variety of theoretical approaches to counselling including individual, group and systems approaches;
  2. describe techniques used by various theoretical approaches to counselling;
  3. recognise the influence of personal values and belief systems to the counselling process;
  4. identify ethical issues and ethical decision making in counselling; and
  5. conduct research in counselling psychology.


Examination (2 hours) (50%)
Laboratory report (2,000 words) (25%)
Essay (2,000 words) (25%)

Hurdle: Students must pass the examination to achieve a pass for this unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 1 hour lecture per week and eight 2 hour labs over the semester.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


12 credit points of Level 2 Psychology.

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