Courses & Units

Clinical and Counselling Psychology KHA255

Introduction

This unit consists of two related streams: Abnormal/Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology. The Abnormal/Clinical stream will introduce students to a range of topics in the area of mental health and mental disorders. Topics covered include abnormal psychological conditions, diagnostic considerations and an introduction to treatment options. The practical programme for this stream includes an examination of case studies of abnormal human behaviour.

The Counselling stream of this unit will cover fundamental aspects of interpersonal skills required to underpin an understanding of therapeutic intervention. Aspects covered include principles of communication - verbal and non-verbal communication and active listening. This stream will also require students to explore perceptions of themselves and others within the context of building therapeutic relationships, self-disclosure, reflective practices and the receipt of feedback and evaluation. Three counselling paradigms will be introduced: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and narrative approaches. In practical sessions students will apply the skills that have been introduced in the lectures.

Summary

Unit name Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Unit code KHA255
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090701

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Requisites

Prerequisites

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

One 2-hr lecture and one 2-hr practical class weekly (13 weeks)

Assessment

2-hr exam (50%), skill-based assessment (audio tape) and 1,000 word written report (25%) and 1,500 word essay (25%)

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Textbooks

Required

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