School Of Psychology

Counselling and ConsultationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101247.5


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100457 - Counselling and Collaborative Consultation 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in one of 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 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 introduces students to the basic skills underlying professional helping, providing a foundation for further training in counselling or psychological therapy. Students explore the professional helping relationship, the counselling process, common counselling and therapeutic frameworks, and learn key counselling micro-skills. There is a strong focus on applied skill development through in-class skills practice and assessment. Professional ethics and responsiveness to client characteristics including age, gender and cultural background are also emphasised. The unit provides structured opportunities to reflect on personal and professional development and readiness for further training in professional helping.

1500.8Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1500.9Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1796.3Graduate Diploma in PsychologyCONTINUING
1796.4Graduate Diploma in PsychologyCURRENT
1834.1Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1860.1Bachelor of Psychological Studies (Honours)CONTINUING
1865.1Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)CONTINUING
1865.2Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)CURRENT
1905.1Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)CURRENT

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