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Counselling and Professional Practice - PSYP901

This unit provides training in key counselling techniques such as reflective listening and empathic responding. Teaching is done in an experiential fashion to foster skill development and student counselling skills are assessed directly. Students are trained to intervene in complex situations such as those involving the abuse or neglect of children and/or substance abuse. Issues in career counselling and counselling with youth are also considered. Students are exposed to relevant codes of ethics and professional practice as well as legal issues related to mandatory reporting. Students are taught about clinical issues which require medical intervention and the need for liaison with general practitioners and psychiatrists in addressing mental health problems more generally. An introduction to DSM and Psychopharmacology is also provided.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Andrew Baillie

Admission to MProfPsych Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSYA901
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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