The course aims to provide an advanced level of counselling and psychotherapy training for professionals working in cognate fields, or those who have completed initial counsellor training, to progress their qualifications and professional experience.
More specifically, the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy course provides students with opportunities to develop advanced counselling and psychotherapy knowledge and skills in specialised fields of practice, including trauma and grief therapy, and group therapy. Students will develop skills in providing clinical supervision, and undertake applied research projects relevant to their field placements and work contexts to build their analytic and critical thinking skills. The course provides a critical perspective on the influence of social structures on individual wellbeing, and develops skills in cultural sensitivity necessary for counselling clients from diverse backgrounds.
By the completion of the course, graduates will be equipped to work as counsellors and psychotherapists in the public, private and community sectors, for example alcohol and other drugs counselling services, mental health services, victims of crime support services, community counselling agencies, and in private practice offering counselling, psychotherapy and supervision services.