COUNSELLING THEORY AND PRACTICE A
Credit points: 30
This subject aims to introduce counselling theory based around the person-centred model developed by Carl Rogers. Alongside a solid grounding in Rogers' work and ideas, this subject will also look at other important therapeutic theories such as psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, existential, process experiential and narrative therapies. This subject focuses on the practical exploration of the roles of client, counsellor and observer, via the study and contextual application of counselling microskills, an exploration of the links between theory and practice and facilitation of an awareness of the centrality of the therapeutic relationship. The idea of the 'self as counsellor' will also be explored via the concept of reflective practice. The importance of self-care will be emphasised throughout this subject.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorKathleen Gregory
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMCOUN - Master of Counselling.
Special conditions This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Counselling.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||An introduction to counselling||Prescribed||McLeod, J 2009||4TH EDN, OUP, BUCKINGHAM.|
|Readings||Helping skills: facilitating exploration, insight and action||Prescribed||Hill, C 2009||3RD EDN, AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON DC.|
|Readings||Current psychotherapies||Recommended||Corsini, R & Wedding, D (eds) 2005||7TH EDN, F.E. PEACOCK, ITASCA.|
|Readings||Love's executioner and other tales from psychotherapy||Recommended||Yalom, I 1989||PENGUIN, LONDON.|
|Readings||Person-centred counselling in action||Recommended||Mearns, D & Thorne, B 1988||SAGE, LONDON.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. To develop critical knowledge of some of the major modern and postmodern theories of counselling
- workshop, enquiry-based learning
02. To develop proficiency in foundational counselling skills
- workshop, enquiry based learning
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKathleen Gregory
One 4.5 hours lecture/practical per week and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 2,000-word essay Plus Hurdle requirements:4 x 300 word reading reflections:||Hurdle Requirement: 4 x 300 word reading reflections||40||01|
|one counselling tape, transcript and review Hurdle Requirement: 2 x counselling tape with analysis||Hurdle requirement: 2 xcounselling tapes with 300-500 word analysis||60||02|