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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula First semester 2010 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Dr Tom Whelan


Central theme: introduction to counselling theory, interventions and research. Themes to be covered include theories of counselling, evaluation of counselling, research designs and interventions, ethical decision making in counselling psychology. Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. identify a variety of theoretical approaches to counselling including individual, group and systems approaches;

  1. describe techniques used by various theoretical approaches to counselling;

  1. recognise the influence of personal values and belief systems to the counselling process;

  1. identify ethical issues and ethical decision making in counselling; and

  1. conduct research in counselling psychology.


Examination (2 hours): 50%
Laboratory report (2000 words): 25%
Essay (2000 words): 25%
Hurdle requirement: 75% lab attendance

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Tom Whelan

Off-campus attendance requirements

Compulsory attendance at weekend schools is required for all off-campus students.


12 credit points of Level 2 Psychology



Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: