This unit of study will focus on fundamental theory and intervention practices of a range of therapeutic paradigms relevant to counselling. Students will enhance their counselling skills and strengthen case formulation skills through class activities and assessment tasks.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse the fundamental theories and intervention practices of a range of therapeutic paradigms relevant to counselling;  
  2. Develop case formulations as they relate to therapeutic paradigms relevant to counselling; and  
  3. Apply case formulation and intervention plans to therapeutic paradigms presented in this unit.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Quiz on case formulation 20%
Review Critical review of two therapeutic paradigms (1500 words) 40%
Project Written case formulation (1000 words) and intervention plan individual presentation (10 minutes) (case formulation 20%; individual presentation 20%) 40%

Required reading

Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy 10th ed.
Corey, G. (2016)
Boston, MA: Cengage Learning US

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