Theories of Counselling
Support your studies by exploring the theory, process and research behind counselling. Distinguish existential, person-centred and behavioural therapeutic processes from one another. Dive into the ethical complexities in this area of psychology.
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- 29 Nov 2021
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Appraise a range of different theoretical counselling approaches;
- Compare and contrast the different approaches and their application to counselling;
- Explain how research and ethical issues inform both theory and practice in counselling;
- Reflect on and write critically about how research, process and theory are intertwined.
- Major therapeutic approaches to counselling
- Cognitive behaviour
- Ethical and research issues
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- SWI-PSS270 (Not currently available)
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:one of
- SWI-PSY10007-Brain and Behaviour
- SWI-PSY10003-Psychology 100 (No longer available)
- SWI-PSS110 (Not currently available)
- SWI-STA10003-Foundations of Statistics
- SWI-STA102 (Not currently available)
- SWI-PSY10008-Fundamentals of Psychology
- SWI-PSY10004-Psychology 101 (No longer available)
- SWI-PSS120 (Not currently available)
Please note: this subject was previously known as PSY20001 Introduction to Theories of Counselling
- Other requirements -
Students are required to use MindTap software for this unit. This is available, along with the associated e-text directly through the Cengage website:
This subject provides a theoretical introduction to counselling psychology. In the profession of counselling, theory, process and research are intertwined. The subject content, readings and online activities will give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the application of counselling theory to the therapeutic process. Major therapeutic approaches will be covered including psychoanalytic, existential, person-centred, behavioural, cognitive, family and solution-focused therapy, as well as coverage of the research and ethical issues involved in counselling.
Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.
- Essay (40%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
- Journal — Reflective (20%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
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