Principles of Counselling

Subject code: PY4209:03  

This subject will provide a systematic introduction to the theory and practice of counselling in a multicultural society.

Students will explore mechanisms for engaging with issues related to culture and diversity when working with clients and evaluate the influence of personal beliefs and values on the counselling process. Students will engage with historical and contemporary theories and methods of counselling and reflect upon how these therapeutic perspectives may influence their (potential) counselling style and practice. Students will also consider legal and ethical issues relevant to the therapeutic setting.

Learning outcomes

  • Integrate knowledge, skills and reflective practice in counselling.
  • Critically evaluate and apply philosophical and theoretical approaches to counselling for culturally diverse populations.
  • Identify legal and ethical issues relevant to the therapeutic setting.

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