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

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in HLSC6517.

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