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Counselling Skills 2 KHA502


This unit covers the skills needed for various components of the counselling process. KHA502 introduces counselling skills relevant to specific work situations such as conflict resolution, working with difficult clients and brief intervention strategies. Multicultural counselling will also be addressed.
This unit builds on the skills acquired in Counselling Skills 1 including a further exploration of the three steps of the Egan model. The unit emphasis is on skill acquisition and students are required to demonstrate that they have acquired both basic and advanced counselling skills. Students are required to demonstrate the ability to apply the counselling skills in a variety of simulated counselling situations.


Unit name Counselling Skills 2
Unit code KHA502
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor Catherine Deans
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and demonstrate basic and advanced counselling skills.
  • Understand different models of counselling and the different stages of the Egan model of counselling.
  • Identify and demonstrate skills useful for managing counselling conversations that may not proceed as anticipated.
  • Demonstrate skills in conflict management.
  • Discuss how culture may affect communication and describe the skills and attitudes required of a culturally sensitive counsellor.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with different client presentations.
  • Reflect on Personal skills development and Present and constructively critique your own counselling performance.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Concurrent Prerequisites



Teaching Pattern

3 x 1 day (7hrs) workshops, 2hr Online Lecture materials fortnightly, Independent Learning Activities 2hrs weekly.

AssessmentOral Presentation (15%)|Skills Demonstration (50%)|Paraprofessional Report card & Reflective Journal (35%)
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