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COUN2271 Trauma Informed Counselling Practice 2

Bachelor Course Unit - Core

Level: 200 core

Credit points: 6


Bachelor of Counselling (Nested) and Bachelor of Counselling (Minor in Coaching):

All Level 100 core units 

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling:

Level 100 Multidisciplinary and Counselling core units 

Mode of Study: Blended Delivery

Unit Description

This unit further progresses student counsellors’ critical analysis of theories and models of trauma informed counselling for clients of diverse backgrounds. Students examine the application of trauma informed care to distinct types of trauma. They learn how to recognise and assess a range of trauma symptoms and triggers; and explore available assessments according to professional level qualifications. Within the ethical and legal framework of trauma informed practice, skills and intervention techniques are scrutinised.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

a)    Critically reflect on ethical and legal issue in trauma informed practice
b)    Recognise and assess a range of trauma symptoms and triggers
c)    Critically analyse theories and models of trauma informed counselling for clients of diverse backgrounds
d)    Evaluate trauma informed interventions techniques for usefulness and effectiveness

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 10 hours per week.


The required text book for this unit can be found by viewing the textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link:

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Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.