10 cp Prerequisites COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills and COUN601 Counselling Theories and Techniques Teaching Organisation Two contact hours per week via lectures, tutorials, seminars and skills-based workshops.
This unit explores contemporary schools of thought and current trends in counselling and psychotherapy. Such approaches include feminist theoretical influences, solution-focused and brief counselling, narrative and expressive therapies, psychotherapy integration, psychotherapy and neurosciences, and their application in practice. The importance of evidence-based and empirically supported practice and ongoing systematic research to support continued and/or modified use in counselling is emphasised. Ten hours of skills based training relevant to these therapies will be the focus of the tutorial program.