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EDF6517 - Research and therapeutic interventions in counselling psychology

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr A P Greenway


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


In the first part of this unit, instruction and practice in several therapeutic approaches employed by counselling psychologists is provided. Cognitive behavioural and experiential, focusing and mindfulness therapeutic approaches are taught. In the research component, students revise and build on research writing and data analysis skills and present their own research work to date.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to: Apply selected in-depth approaches in therapeutic interventions with individuals. Understand the fundamentals of an experiential approach in counselling. Demonstrate an understanding and appropriate use of classical and operant behavioural, as well as cognitive paradigms through application to psychological problems such as phobias, anxiety, addictions, depression and psychotic disorders, within the context of therapeutic relationships. Revise and build on research writing and data analysis skills. Present and constructively critique their own research and that of peers.


Research report (2000 words): 25%
two case studies of (3000 words each): 75%

Contact hours

3 hours each week

Off Campus Attendance Requirements

Off-campus students must attend a one (1) week Residential School


EDF6501 (or exemption for students with proven knowledge and competencies in the field of counselling)