Theories and Foundations of Counselling
Unit code: HAYS410
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||36 hours|
Admission to the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Social Science (Professional Counselling).
Aims and objectives
This unit provides an overview of the theoretical and practical foundations of counselling,with particular emphasis on personality, developmental processes, cross-culturalcounselling and the role of identify formatting within a multicultural environment and its
This unit is taught using lectures, case presentations, role-plays and class participation.
Active participation in class and case study presentations (10%)
Generic skills outcomes
The graduate attributes associated with this unit of study are as follows:
* are capable in their chosen professional areas.
* operate effectively in work and community.
* are adaptable and manage change.
* are aware of environments.
* are entrepreneurial.
* Types of normal and abnormal personalities
* Factors influencing personality development
Liu, W. M., Toporek, R. L., Hardin L., Coleman K. & Pope-Davis, D. B., Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counselling and Psychology, Sage Publications,USA, 2003.