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PSY3120

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Psychological Sciences

Coordinator(s)

Dr Ben Buchanan

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Malaysia

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Central theme: introduction to counselling theory, interventions and research. Themes to be covered include theories of counselling, evaluation of counselling, research designs and interventions, ethical decision making in counselling psychology.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify a variety of theoretical approaches to counselling including individual, group and systems approaches;
  2. describe techniques used by various theoretical approaches to counselling;
  3. recognise the influence of personal values and belief systems to the counselling process;
  4. identify ethical issues and ethical decision making in counselling; and
  5. conduct research in counselling psychology.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours) (50%)
Laboratory report (2,000 words) (25%)
Essay (2,000 words) (25%)

Hurdle: Students must pass the examination to achieve a pass for this unit.

Workload requirements

One 1 hour lecture per week and eight 2 hour labs over the semester.

Attendance at tutorials is required in order to successfully complete in-class activities and related assessment tasks.

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Prerequisites

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