Diploma Course Unit
Credit points: 6 out of 48
Mode of Study: On-campus and online
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.
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.
The workload for this unit is 9 hours per week.
Please refer to the document available here.
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/
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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.