Courses & Units

Relationships Counselling KHA619



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
Unit code KHA619
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

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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

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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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Students need to have completed unit KHA501 prior to studying KHA619 or be enrolled in KHA501 in the same semester.

Mutual Exclusions

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


Teaching Pattern

Two 2-day workshops and online


Case analysis (50%), Essay (30%), in-class exercises (20%)

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