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Trauma and Counselling PG (10067.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Counselling


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In this unit students will deepen their theoretical understanding of trauma and its impact on people's lives.

Students will further develop their counselling skills using knowledge of trauma to inform their counselling practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to :

1. Identify and analyse complex problems within the counselling field and formulate and implement ethical and professional solutions;

2. Demonstrate a high level of competence in a wide variety of counselling skills and be able to apply these skills in contexts associated with trauma; and

3. Demonstrate a critical in-depth understanding of major theories, models and techniques specific to the area of trauma and counselling.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 150 hours per semester, including attendance at on campus lectures and tutorials.


7743 Counselling Skills and Models PG AND
7744 Counselling Theory and Concepts PG.


Must be enrolled in Master of Counselling 341JA or have permission from the Course Convener.

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