Counselling Theory and Practice

Course code HLSC6516Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course provides students in the Intensive Family Practice specialisation in the Master of Family Studies with knowledge and skills to counsel and support change in individuals and families.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Apply strategies to support change in families
• Apply counselling strategies with family members
• Use strategies of self-assessment, reflection and supervision to manage and develop effectiveness of clinical practices.
Content• Communication micro skills for work with families
• Engaging and collaborating with families
• Approaches and theories for change
• Impact of trauma
• Facilitating change in complex circumstances
• Supporting families in crisis
• Legal and ethical context
• Diverse cultural contexts
• Clinical supervision and reflective practice
• Collaborating with other professionals
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeUndergraduate degree in relevant discipline (Counselling, Law, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science, or equivalent) or equivalent professional experience in the field.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsClinical
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 96 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Workshop: for 24 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentLimited to students enrolled in the Intensive Family Practice Specialisation in the Masters of Family Studies program.
Compulsory Course ComponentCompletion of this course requires attendance at face to face workshops.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HLSC6516