Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject the focus will be on the role of assessment in formulating clinical treatment plans. Students will also be expected to critically reflect upon their own practice and assess their own processes as well as articulate the reason for their decision to undertake specific therapeutic tasks at specific moments. Furthermore, the question of assessment of counselling episodes will be addressed.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKathleen Gregory

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMCOUN - Master of Counselling.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have passed all first year subjects before they can proceed to second year subjects in the Master of Counselling.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDealing with challenges in psychotherapy and counsellingRecommendedBrems, C 2000BROOKS/COLE, BELMONT CA.
ReadingsThe interpreted world: an introduction to phenomenological psychologyRecommendedSpinelli, E 2005SAGE, LONDON.
ReadingsVulnerability to psychopathology: a biosocial modelRecommendedZuckerman, M 1999WASHINGTON DC: AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON DC.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathleen Gregory

Class requirements

Four 1.0 days seminar per study period on saturday and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
15-minute individual clinical presentation.HURDLE REQUIREMENT0
2,000 word report of clinical presentation50
2,000-word reflective essay50