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COUN13-103: Counselling Interventions for Specific Groups and Populations


This subject introduces students to the specific disorders and difficulties that are prevalent in various groups of clients at different stages of human life, with special focus on children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Emphasis will be placed on recognition of disorders and difficult behaviour. Students will also learn about different interventions for specific disorders.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. To acquire knowledge in the major disorders and difficulties in functioning that affect mental and social wellbeing across the lifespan.
2. To learn practical techniques for identifying major disorders via symptom identification and patterns of behaviour.
3. To become familiar with scientific evidence-based frameworks for treating major disorders.
4. To develop effective expressive, receptive and written communication skills as these apply to the Counselling environments.
5. To apply basic needs analysis procedures to assist in understanding the factors which might exacerbate or reinforce disorder-based behaviours

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018