CN810.406 Introduction to Counselling with a minimum grade of Credit.



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

The unit introduces learners to the field and origins of couples therapy and exposes them to the concepts of a systemic perspective that regards individuals within a relational context and which informs ways of working with couples. Learners will be exposed to a number of theoretical positions associated with couples work such as structural family therapy and strategic therapy, solution-focused therapy and narrative and emotionally focused therapy. Common theoretical threads are woven into an emerging integrative model for counselling practice. Learners will acquire practical skills to assess, diagnose, set goals and plan treatments collaboratively. Learners will also study common issues in the life cycle of the couple. They will gain knowledge of issues such as: communication and conflict, extra-marital affairs, divorce and other special challenges.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include lectures and tutorials, weekend schools; class discussions; role plays and practice of skills within class; presentation of instructional material in the form of printed documentation, DVD, video and audio tape and on-line interaction.

Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.