This unit of study will examine the theory and intervention practises for working with systems relevant to counselling. The unit will address issues relating to working with families, couples, groups and/or people with disability, including learning about roles and methods for developing effective inter-professional relations when working as a counsellor.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Analyse and assess the fundamental theory and intervention practices for working with systems;  
  2. Demonstrate a competency in formulating counselling-based assessment and intervention plans in the context of working with families, couples, groups and/or people with disability; and  
  3. Critically reflect on the various professional roles, responsibilities, and boundaries of inter-professional collaboration as they impact on counselling.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Case Study Create a case formulation & counselling intervention plan for a family, couple and/or individual presenting with complex psychosocial issue(1000 words 30%
Report Create an intervention plan that includes a systems approach(1000 words) 30%
Presentation Presentation* 40%
Presentation - Conduct an interview with a mental health service about their inter-professional collaboration, analyse the effectiveness of such collaboration and present findings to the class (20 minutes)

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