Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Health Professionals
Add counselling to your healthcare repertoire
A counselling course for clinicians and health care professionals. Learn how to support patients in distress. Cover areas such as loss, grief, trauma, and addiction. Formalise your counselling skills and gain recognition.
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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Apply advanced counselling specific knowledge and skills to human behaviour with consideration of health issues of the individual and/or audience
- Critically reflect on the challenges of coping with life events and the diversity and variability of experiences of change, loss, grief, trauma and the meanings attached to them
- Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills to interpret client information and integrate this with evidence-based interventions to generate, implement and evaluate individualized treatment approaches
All applicants must submit a full official academic transcript/s to evidence that their undergraduate degree in psychology (or equivalent) has been completed. In some instances, transcripts will not be available until after the closing date and will need to be submitted as soon as they become available. Applicants must hold a Bachelor Degree from a recognised Institution. The degree should include
• A degree with a major in psychology, behavioural or psychological science; or
• A degree in an affiliated area of human services, such as education, social work, law or nursing; or
• Other equivalent qualifications or combination of qualifications which required at least one year of full-time tertiary study, or is deemed equivalent by the College of Health and Medicine.
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The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
In the program of their work, health professionals encounter patient distress. Knowing how to support patients as they navigate their health conditions is key to providing whole-of-person care and maximizing health outcomes including quality of life. This certificate will equip students with the knowledge and strategies to support patients navigate issues including loss, grief, and trauma associated with life events including disability, addiction, chronic illness, infertility, and ageing.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking part-time study the following study pattern is recommended:
The course is only available for part-time study.
Completion of 4 core subjects from the schedule below:
- TAS-KHA501 - Counselling Skills 1
- TAS-KHA502 - Counselling Skills 2
- TAS-KHA507 - Adjustment To Change
- TAS-KHA601 - Addictive Behaviours
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 1-3 years from commencement.
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