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COUN13-301: Foundations of Counselling


This subject provides an introduction and basic training in the verbal and non-verbal skills which have been shown to enhance effective counselling outcomes, a professional behavioural plan for effective data-gathering, and an examination of several of the major therapy approaches.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Describe and differentiate between major theories of counselling taught in class and apply knowledge on theories to solving practical class exercises;
2. Demonstrate effective verbal communication during class-based discussion and well-developed written expression in completion of assignments as these abilities relate to the content taught in class;
3. Practice the decision-making process for identifying the most suited therapeutic approaches for addressing the presenting issues outlined in a demonstrated Intake Counselling session.

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