School Of Social Sciences

Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 102355.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
101507 - Counselling 2

102353 Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1647 Graduate Diploma in Counselling, 1648 Graduate Certificate in Counselling, 1817 Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 4595 Master of Art Therapy or 1770 Master of Social Science.

About this Unit
Foundations of Psychotherapy and Counselling 2 presents and critically evaluates the major theoretical paradigms of counselling and psychotherapy. These include; psychoanalytic /psychodynamictherapies; humanistic psychotherapies; behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapies; systemic therapies; constructivist/ postmodern therapies; and expressive therapies. Students will consider the assumptions about human development and behaviour that are central to each of these ways of working, as well as their underlying ‘theory of change’. Students will also be introduced to common ways that clients present with psychological difficulties, and will explore various clinical responses to such client issues. These issues will be explored considering intrapsychic, relational and life stressor factors. Students will consider how presenting issues relate to the norms and extremes of various personality types, and what consideration should be given to life-stages in understanding client problems.

1647.5Graduate Diploma in CounsellingCURRENT
1648.5Graduate Certificate in CounsellingCURRENT
1770.1Master of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1817.1Master of Psychotherapy and CounsellingCONTINUING
1817.2Master of Psychotherapy and CounsellingCURRENT
4595.8Master of Art TherapyCONTINUING
4596.4Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy (exit only)CONTINUING


ST1001.1Studies in CounsellingCONTINUING

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