COUN0016 Counselling Theories

 

Diploma Course Unit


Credit points: 6 out of 48

 

Pre-requisites:

 

COUN0011 Reflective Learning and Practice

COUN0012 Psychology of Health and Wellnes

COUN0013 Counselling Skills

 

Mode of Study: On-campus and online


Unit Description

This unit introduces the student to some major theories and methodologies applied in counselling. The unit presents the historical development, underpinning philosophy, and contemporary contribution and practice of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic theories, Behavioural and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred Counselling and Existential Counselling. The student is guided to identify and evaluate the counselling models that resonate with their preferred approach in counselling.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

a) Identify and discuss key counselling models and their historical context.

b) Critically evaluate how the evolution of psychotherapy has informed contemporary understandings of counselling.

c) Select and apply counselling models to clients’ presentations.

d) Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling models for different client presentations.

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 9 hours per week.

Assignment summary

Please refer to the document available here.

Textbook

The required text book for this unit  can be found by viewing the School of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/order-course-materials-and-text-books/ 

Academic misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. Please refer tohttp://currentstudents.acap.edu.au/assets/Managing-My-Course/A-Z-Policies/Academic-Misconduct-Policy.pdf for full details of the Academic Misconduct Policy.

Disclaimer

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.