Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Alex Pieterse


In the first part of this unit, students revise and build on psychological research planning and writing skills and develop a counselling psychology research proposal. In the second and third modules, instruction and practice in several differing psychotherapeutic approaches is provided. Topics may vary from year to year, and may include cognitive behavioural and experiential, focusing and mindfulness therapeutic approaches.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate high level understanding and appropriate use of several differing advanced psychotherapeutic approaches in counselling psychology.
  • Develop and present a research proposal for a thesis (either minor masters or PhD) in counselling psychology.


Research proposal (4000 words) 50%
Critical essay (4000 words) 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours each week

Off-campus attendance requirements

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