Courses & Units

Working with Children and Young People 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 People
Unit code KHA618
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
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 Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090513 $1,812.00 $850.00 993$993.00 $2,108.00

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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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