Foundations of Counselling

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Foundations of Counselling

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Communication

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject provides an introduction and basic training in the verbal and non-verbal skills which have been shown to enhance effective counselling outcomes, a professional behavioural plan for effective data-gathering, and an examination of several of the major therapy approaches.

    Learning Objectives
    1. To describe and differentiate between major theories of counselling taught in class and apply knowledge on theories to solving practical class exercises;
    2. To demonstrate effective verbal communication during class-based discussion and well-developed written expression in completion of assignments as these abilities relate to the content taught in class;
    3. To practice the decision-making process for identifying the most suited therapeutic approaches for addressing the presenting issues outlined in a demonstrated Intake Counselling session.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.