12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2018 (Online)
In this unit students will study a variety of psychological interventions and counselling. This will include analysis of the theoretical underpinnings and major concepts of each approach. The students will develop a greater self awareness. Students will be assisted in the development of their own unique approaches to psychological intervention with their clients.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Critically analyse a variety of approaches to psychological interventions;
- Develop a greater awareness of self and the ways in which personal attributes affect interaction with clients and others;
- Demonstrate acquisition of communication skills required for effective psychotherapeutic interaction;
- Plan interventions and establish goals to meet the needs of the client;
- Practice the relevant skills for effective counselling in a variety of clinical settings;
- Discuss a range of contemporary issues in psychological interventions;
- Critically appraise the evidence available regarding the efficacy of the approaches to psychological interventions;
- Develop an understanding of cultural psychosocial aspects which influence the development of a therapeutic relationship and counselling role.
- Computer conferences (40%)
- Written assignment (60%)
- Clinical assessment (Hurdle) (Pass / Fail)