Advanced Counselling Theories
2014 unit code: PSC80010 (formerly HAYS510)
|Credit points||25 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||84 hours|
Theories and Foundations of Counselling (HAYS410)
Counselling Processes and Interventions (HAYS411)
Specific Skills in Counselling (HAYS412)
Professional Ethics and Supervision (HAYS413)
Related course(s)A unit of study in the Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling).
Aims and objectives
This unit provides an introduction to the advanced counselling theories associated with counselling. A particular emphasis relates to learning and demonstrating advanced counselling interventions including the application and differentiation of various counselling perspectives.
* Demonstrate understanding of the possibilities of integration amongst the different schools of counselling
This unit is taught using lectures, case presentations, video tapes, role-plays and class participation.
* Three theory essays (1000-1500 words each) (60%)
Generic skills outcomes
The graduate attributes associated with this unit of study are as follows:
* are capable in their chosen professional areas.
* operate effectively in work and community.
* are adaptable and manage change.
* are aware of environments.
This unit focuses on three major schools of thought that underlie counselling practice (Psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive behavioural). The approaches of different key theorists within these schools are discussed including Freud, Bowlby, Rogers, Ellis, Meichenbaum, and Beck. The emphasis is on an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach within a cross-cultural context. In addition the subject will examine approaches toward therapeutic integration in contemporary counselling practice.
De Jong, P., & Berg, I. K., Interviewing for Solutions (2nd edition), Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove, CA, 2002.