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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 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,440
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,500

Learning outcomes

1. Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways. 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. 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.

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 opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start17/05/2021
Cancellation 1?31/05/2021
Cancellation 2?07/06/2021
Last enrolment30/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?12/06/2021
Withdraw – Academic?03/07/2021
Teaching census?11/06/2021