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Trauma and Counselling PG (10067.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
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.

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