Introduction to Counselling Psychology

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Counselling Psychology

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Recommended Pre/Co-requisites: PSYC11-100 or PSYC11-101

  • 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 gives an introduction to the process, activities, theories and practice of counselling psychology in a multi-cultural society. The emphasis is on gaining a clear understanding of the major therapies of psychotherapy and counselling, and an understanding of how theory and research guides counselling practice. This subject is designed to enhance understanding of the counselling process, skills and knowledge to initiate and establish client relationships based upon the micro-skills approach.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in counselling psychology.
    2. Describe, apply and evaluate the different research methods used by psychologists.
    3. Apply knowledge of the scientific method in thinking about problems related to behaviour and mental processes.
    4. Evaluate psychologists, behaviour in psychological research and other professional contexts in relation to the APS, Code of Ethics, and the complimentary, Ethical Guidelines.
    5. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts.
    6. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal and social issues.

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