Counselling and Clinical Intervention
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Introduces students to the basics of therapeutic interactions with patients, including the establishment and maintenance of therapeutic alliances, history taking, counselling, motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy, and treatment termination. The mode of delivery is internal and teaching methods utilise skills workshops and seminar. Not to be counted with PSYC6603.
At the conclusion of the semester students will be able to:
1. Form therapeutic contracts and establish therapeutic relationships with individuals, couples and groups.
2. Facilitate their clients' definitions and explorations of their problems.
3. Promote their clients' commitment to change through the use of motivational interviewing.
4. Make effective use of the main techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy.
5. Deal effectively with common challenges to the therapeutic relationship.
. Formation and maintenance of therapeutic relationships.
. History taking
. Basic counselling skills
. Motivational interviewing
. The behavioural components of cognitive behavioural therapy
. The cognitive components of cognitive behavioural therapy
. Treatment termination
. Interventions with couples and groups
. Resolving challenges to the therapeutic alliance
PSYC6603 Counselling and Behaviour Change - 10 Units
It is assumed that students will have completed a four-year program in Psychology which has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.
Modes of Delivery
Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term