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PYB208 Counselling Theory and Practice 1

Psychological and human service delivery involves providing counselling to clients regarding a variety of life problems and mental health issues. This unit provides an introduction to the major approaches to psychotherapeutic intervention. This unit develops the student's knowledge of counselling process and skills and provides practice in changing the ways in which people express, conceptualise and respond to their concerns. It emphasises skills in solution oriented approaches but also covers a range of models and skills for workers in crisis situations. It provides a basis for further studies in counselling in settings requiring psychotherapeutic intervention, and other modes of delivery such as couple, family or group work. Students are introduced to the philosophical assumptions and principles that underlie each counselling approach and the process of change. Emphasis will also be placed on effective microskills that assist in developing a positive working alliance with clients.

Unit information

Unit code
PYB208
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School/Discipline
School of Psychology & Counselling
Study area
Health and community
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019 Kelvin Grove
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $820
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $2,796
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,792
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
PYB007 or PYB074 or HHB113 or SWB104 or PYB111 or PUB209

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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