Counselling Approaches with Couples, Children and Young People

Course code HLSC6517
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course will consider how a range of approaches, strategies and interventions can be delivered to families in a comprehensive and effective way. The course will particularly focus on how practitioners apply theory to their practice in specific contexts.


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  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Apply a collaborative practice approach to working with families

2. Apply counselling strategies to families in specific contexts

3. Identify strategies for specific types of clients

4. Use strategies of self-assessment, reflection and supervision to manage and develop effectiveness of clinical practices.


  • Application of theories and approaches
  • Advanced skills practice
  • Knowledge and approaches relevant for different life stages
  • Knowledge and approaches appropriate in different contexts

Assumed Knowledge

An undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Online Activity

Essay: Essay

Practical Demonstration: Skills Workshop

Report: Report

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Workshop: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend the face to face workshop to pass this course.

Contact Hours

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Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 96 hour(s) per Term

Students are required to undertake at least 120 hours of overall effort


Face to Face On Campus 24 hour(s) per Term