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Principles of Counselling 1 (WELF90004)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeWELF90004
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject psychoanalytic theory, systems theory, family theory and cognitive behavioural theory will be considered in relation to counselling practice. Counselling skills will be developed through structured role-plays to experience what it is like for the client in a variety of contexts and situations. Students will be encouraged to explore and appreciate the roles of self-awareness and the ability to critically appraise practice, in their development as counsellors.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in basic counselling micro skills - active listening and empathy
  • Develop self-awareness in the counselling process, to help facilitate client support and decision-making
  • Recognise the importance of reflective practice and how it informs clinical interactions
  • Describe key counselling theories that inform counselling practice

Last updated: 14 March 2019