Courses & Units

Working with Children and Young Adults KHA618



The two 1-day workshops for 2020 are scheduled for 19 March and 30 April.


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
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology

Dr Amy Washington

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2019.

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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.



Students need to have completed unit KHA501 prior to studying KHA618 or be enrolled in KHA501 in the same semester.


Teaching Pattern

Two 1-day workshops and online.


Research Paper (1500 words) 40%, In‐class exercises (20%), Case study analysis (1500 words) (40%)

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