Courses & Units

Working with Children and Young Adults KHA618



Elective unit


In this unit students will explore issues related to counselling for children and adolescents. Consideration is given to developmental issues, attachment, disorders of childhood and adolescence, chronic illness and disability. Strategies for intervention will also be addressed including engaging children in therapy and the therapeutic needs of children and adolescents facing specific problems.  Child protection issues will also be explored. The aim of this unit is to equip students with basic knowledge with regard to child and adolescent functioning and practical skills for the delivery of child and adolescent counselling models.


Unit name Working with Children and Young Adults
Unit code KHA618
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Dr Amy Washington

Teaching staff Ms Donna Simpkins
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.

TNE Program units special approval requirements.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

About Census Dates



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090513

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.




KHA501 - Counselling Skills 1

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

Two 2-day workshops and online


Case study analysis (40%), 2,000 word report (40%), in-class exercises (20%)

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable




Co-op Bookshop links

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.