Counselling Approaches with Couples, Children and Young People

Course code HLSC6517
Available in 2016
2016 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 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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. Students are strongly advised to have completed HLSC6516 before taking this course.

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Activity

Essay: Essay

Practical Demonstration: Practical Demonstration

Report: Report

Contact Hours

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Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 96 hour(s) per Term


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

Students are expected to attend the Workshop in Newcastle.