phe4apc assessmt proc in counselg




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are provided with the foundation to equip them with the skills, knowledge base and theoretical frameworks to assess the unique needs of each client and to formulate informed and practical intervention strategies to address client needs. There are three broad streams within this unit: the theoretical and philosophical contexts of assessment; the assessment of conditions which may indicate the potential for harm or danger; and the exploration of a variety of assessment tools and methods. Students are encouraged to consider the ethical and clinical issues of using diagnostic categories in their work as counsellors. This subject is also seen as vital in the lead up to the Internship subject in the third semester.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKathleen Gregory

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMCOUN - Master of Counselling.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available for students enrolled in the Master of Counselling only.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWhere to start and what to ask.PrescribedLukas, S.NORTON, NY.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. TBA


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathleen Gregory

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 33 - 40
Four 7.5 hours lecture per study period on saturday during the day from week 33 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Actual dates: 16/8, 30/8, 13/9, 4/10."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Case study assignment, 2000 words.5001
Create and analyse a family genogram, 2000 words.5001