Counselling Approaches with Couples, Children and Young People

Course code HLSC6517Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course investigates how a range of approaches, strategies and interventions can be delivered to families in a comprehensive and effective way. This course will particularly focus on how practitioners apply theories to their practice in specific contexts and so better outcomes will result for students if they work in a setting (either voluntary or paid) which provides them with the opportunity for supervised practice with families.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Apply a collaborative practice approach to working with families
• Apply counselling strategies to families in specific contexts
• Identify strategies for specific types of clients
• Use strategies of self-assessment, reflection and supervision to manage and develop effectiveness of clinical practices.
Content• Application of theories and approaches
• Advanced skills practice
• Knowledge and approaches relevant for different life stages
• Knowledge and approaches appropriate in different contexts.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAn undergraduate degree or higher qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or equivalent.
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 Relationships Counselling 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 HLSC6517