RESEARCH BASED APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING
Credit points: 15
In this subject, students learn to read the counselling literature with a critical eye. Students are required to review research-based literature in the counselling domain and to demonstrate a capacity to analyse research reports related to counselling theory and practice. Close attention is paid to research studies aimed at furthering knowledge of the effectiveness of various theoretical approaches and practices with particular client groups in specific settings. Students will be expected to demonstrate familiarity with selected quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and with their strengths and limitations when applied to specific fields of enquiry.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran
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 Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Counselling.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Doing counselling research||Recommended||McLeod, J 2003||2ND EDN, SAGE, LONDON.|
|Readings||Essential research findings in counselling and psychotherapy: the facts are friendly||Recommended||Cooper, M 2008||SAGE, LONDON.|
|Readings||Research methods in health: foundations for evidence-based practice||Recommended||Liamputtong, P 2010||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, SOUTH MELBOURNE.|
|Readings||The SAGE handbook of qualitative research||Recommended||Denzin, N & Lincoln, Y (eds) 2005||3RD EDN, SAGE, THOUSAND OAKS, CA.|
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week and delivered via face-to-face.
"First first 11 weeks of semester."
|one 300-400 word assignment on methodological issues||15||01|
|one 70-minute class presentation (students will present in pairs)||40|
|one individual 2,500-word research critique||45|