HPY210 - Coaching and Counselling Individuals for Behaviour Change

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
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Unit chair:

Suzanne Vidler





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Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week and 1 x 1 hour class per trimester


The unit aims to enable students to develop understanding of, and practice in, current approaches in coaching and counselling for behaviour change including:

  • Theoretical models;
  • A range of practical, generic coaching and counselling skills applicable to a range of coaching and counselling environments;
  • An awareness of cross-disciplinary applications of the coaching/counselling process;
  • Experience in applying practical applications of the coaching and counselling process with an individual client-focus. (Students will coach a client for three private coaching sessions as part of assignment 2).
  • In-seminar counselling/coaching sessions;
  • Developing an ethical framework for coaching/counselling practices;
  • Personal growth, Positive psychology and well-being strategies;
  • Assertiveness training.

Seminar attendance: A minimum attendance to 9 of the 11 seminars is required to pass the unit. If unwell as evidenced with medical certificates, minimum attendance to 8 of the 11 seminars is still required to pass.

HPY210 is applicable to a range of disciplines across the university and highly relevant for students wishing to develop practical skills in coaching, counselling, well-being and life-skills.


Assessment task 1: Portfolio (1000 words) 25%

Assessment task 2: Video of one coaching session (maximum 30 minutes) and reflective report (1000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Reflective report (2000 words) 35%

Assessment task 4: Satisfactory completion of the facilitation, coaching and counselling skills development in at least 9 of the 11 seminars to obtain a pass or above in the unit - hurdle requirement

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