Working in counselling or psychology, it’s critical that you recognise how counselling theory, practice, research and ethics relate to each other. The Introduction of Theories of Counselling unit, offered by Swinburne University of Technology through Open Universities Australia, gives students a solid understanding of the 11 theories of counselling and how they are used in therapeutic practice.
This fully online learning unit is recommended for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Behavioural Studies and Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) degrees. During this unit, students will also learn how to interpret and critically analyse counselling theory research – an integral part of the counselling profession.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program: You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s), because they are considered academically equivalent:
Introduction to Theories of Counselling
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following units:
Foundations of Statistics
Areas of study
In this Introduction to Theories of Counselling unit, the topics you will study include:
Major therapeutic approaches to counselling
Ethical and research issues
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University of Technology
This unit is an elective requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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By completing this unit you will be able to appraise the 11 counselling approaches and identify how they are applied in therapeutic practice. You will understand the importance of research and ethics in the development and implementation of counselling theory and practice. You will also further develop your skills of critical analyses.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Introduction to Theories of Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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