This unit of study will provide students with supervised counselling practice, both during class and outside of class with peers, in order to enhance their client attending skills and the skills of developing a client formulation. It will further provide students with information concerning various types of presenting problems across the lifespan, different ways of techniques for working across the lifespan.

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APT5035 - Theories and Techniques of Counselling

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and corroborate applied counselling skills;  
  2. Formulate and evaluate counselling cases;  
  3. Investigate and conceptually map counselling strategies for a range of presenting problems;  
  4. To analyse a range of client presentations and how to work with them effectively  
  5. To critically reflect on one's personal experience and how this relates to practice as a counsellor.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Case Formulation (1000 words) 20%
Assignment Treatment Plan and Intervention (2000 words) 40%
Assignment Reflection on interview role play (2000 words) 40%

Required reading

Basic Personal Counselling - A Training Manual for Counsellors 7th
Geldard, D. and Geldard, K. (2012)
Pearson Education Australia.

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