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PSYC71-415: Evidence Based Counselling and Therapy Practices Across the Lifespan


This subject recognises that the effectiveness of therapy interventions is indicated by the number and quality of studies that have been conducted into each intervention. Evidence-based research is expected to continue to inform therapeutic interventions over time. With the future of evidence based practice so assured, this subject prepares students into the theory and practice of evidence-based counselling and therapy across the lifespan and uses specific examples from autism research and therapy to demonstrate the application of the theory to practice.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,920
  • Commencing in 2023: $6,070

Learning outcomes

1. Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways. 2. Demonstrate professional communication skills, in a culturally responsive manner, with a range of socially and culturally diverse clients. 3. Accurately interpret psychological assessment results as a broader part of assessment. 4. Identify psychological disorders using a recognised taxonomy. 5. Conduct professional assessments and synthesise information from multiple sources, including assessment and management of risk. 6. Skills to monitor outcomes and modifications based on evolving case formulation. 7. Interpret and communicate findings in oral and written formats, including formal psychological reports, using culturally appropriate language. 8. Knowledge of empirically supported interventions, and monitor clients’ progress and intervention outcomes. 9. Understand boundaries of professional competence. 10. Engage in self-reflective professional practice, taking account of the impact of their own values and beliefs, and taking appropriate actions as a result. 11. Critically evaluate contemporary scientific literature to inform practice.

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022