School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Counselling and ConsultationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101247.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100457 - Counselling and Collaborative Consultation 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in the following courses: 1796 Graduate Diploma in Psychology, 1860 Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours), 1504 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours, 1500 Bachelor of Psychology students who have successfully completed 240 credit points including the 160 credit point core sequence in Psychology, or 1834 Bachelor of Psychology/1865 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) students who have successfully completed 240 credit points including the 120 credit point core sequence in Psychology and the 40 credit point Psychology Extension sub-major. All enrolling students must have met the minimum requirements for entry into fourth year of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (2010; Section 4.1.1): “The entry requirement for a fourth year course is previous successful completion within the last 10 years, of an accredited three year sequence in psychology or the first three years of an integrated accredited four year course. The fourth year course is intended only for those who have previously completed an accredited three year sequence and wish to complete the fourth year. The minimum entry standard must be a Credit average in second and third year units, including Credit in the majority of the psychology units.”

About this Unit
This unit provides an introduction to basic counselling and consultation skills. Students are provided with a theoretical overview of the 'helping relationship' and have opportunities to learn and practise basic counselling skills. There is a focus on specific approaches such as solution focused and narrative therapies together with a range of ways of working with young children, adolescents, teachers and families. The unit provides structured opportunities to reflect on personal and professional development with the counsellor role.

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