Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

print version

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

To find units available for enrolment in the current year, you must make sure you use the indexes and browse unit tool in the current edition of the Handbook.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychology and Psychiatry
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)


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%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 1-hour lecture per week and eight 2-hour labs over the semester

Off-campus attendance requirements

Compulsory attendance at a 1-day weekend school is recommended for all off-campus students.


12 credit points of Level 2 Psychology



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