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PSYC13-306: Introduction to Counselling Psychology

Description

This subject gives an introduction to the process, activities, theories and practice of counselling psychology in a multi-cultural society. The emphasis is on gaining a clear understanding of the major therapies of psychotherapy and counselling, and an understanding of how theory and research guides counselling practice. This subject is designed to enhance understanding of the counselling process, skills and knowledge to initiate and establish client relationships based upon the micro-skills approach.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodePSYC13-306
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in counselling psychology.
2. Describe, apply and evaluate the different research methods used by psychologists.
3. Apply knowledge of the scientific method in thinking about problems related to behaviour and mental processes.
4. Evaluate psychologists, behaviour in psychological research and other professional contexts in relation to the APS, Code of Ethics, and the complimentary, Ethical Guidelines.
5. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts.
6. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal and social issues.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

All Psychology programs are accredited in the sequence presented and designed to provide students with learning and graduate outcomes in line with APAC accreditation standards. In order to meet these outcomes, students in the Undergraduate program should complete PSYC11, then PSYC12, and finally PSYC13 subjects in the order sequenced.

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start13/05/2019
Cancellation 1?27/05/2019
Cancellation 2?03/06/2019
Last enrolment26/05/2019
Withdraw – Financial?08/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?29/06/2019
Teaching census?07/06/2019