SS5800 - Counselling Theories and Practice

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Applied Social Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to introduce the practice of counselling in both the global and the local scenes, and to critically examine how selected counselling theories and therapy models are being used by practitioners in the context of exploring differing epistemological standpoints underpinning the connection between theories and practice. A postmodern epistemology is presented as an alternative to the “applied science” view of counselling, which conceptualizes counselling as a “conversational art” in opening up a conversational space for a client-counsellor dyad to re-vision reality and discover new possibilities.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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