Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students create and develop strategies to assist counselling psychologists to make sense of personal, academic and professional factors to facilitate optimum outcomes for clients across diverse contexts. A deep analysis of foundational, ethical and legal issues underpin the examination of professional practice.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMelissa Monfries

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMCP Master of Counselling Psychology


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDiagnostic and statistical manual of mental disordersPrescribedAmerican Psychiatric Association 20135TH EDN, APA, WASHINGTON DC.
ReadingsInternational Classification of Diseases - Revision (ICD-10)PrescribedWorld Health Organisation 201110TH EDN, ONLINE VERSION.
ReadingsRelevant resources related to Mental Health and Law. Distributed in class and only accessible via APS website (membership requirement).PrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsTheory and practice of counselling therapyPrescribedNelson-Jones, R 20115TH EDN, SAGE, LONDON.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMelissa Monfries

Class requirements

One 1.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.

One 2.0 hours seminar per week and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
One 1,000 to 1,500-word comprehensive case study30
One 1,000-word case study10
One 2,000-word major essay: critical reflection60
Reflective journalHurdle requirement.0
Six hours review of Counselling Psychology Professional Issues DVDs.Hurdle requirement.0