This unit focuses on the issues and challenges, both in theory and practice, of working with clients in the context of their intimate personal relationships. Students will have the opportunity to develop their thinking and skills in working systemically with more than one person. Introductory material will provide a framework for thinking about relationships. Following models of best practice in training in relationships counselling, students will be encouraged to explore the impact their own family of origin experience has had on their functioning as counsellors and to utilise systemic tools for this analysis. Specific attention will be paid to the utility of genograms in assessment and intervention.
This unit will emphasise the development of skills associated with working in relationships counselling, such as dispute resolution and mediation. The final section of the unit will be devoted to consideration of diversity issues in family sensitive practice and an exploration of ethical challenges involved in working in relationships counselling.
|Unit name||Relationships Counselling|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Dr Amy Washington
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||090513|
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KHA501 Counselling Skills 1
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Two 2-day workshops and online
Case analysis (50%), Essay (30%), in-class exercises (20%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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