HPY210 - Coaching and Counselling for Behaviour Change

Year: 2019 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


This unit aims to enable students to develop understanding of, and practice in, current approaches in coaching, counselling, and group facilitation for behaviour change. This unit is applicable to a range of disciplines and is highly relevant for students wishing to develop skills as a coach, trainer/facilitator, supervisor, manager, tutor, presenter, and/or students aiming to progress into a career in psychology, counselling, and other people-focused healthcare professions. In this unit students will be exposed to a range of coaching and counselling theories and frameworks, and develop an understanding of human behaviour change. Students will learn and apply a range of skills and techniques involved in individual and group-based coaching and counselling.


Assessment task 1: Individual -  Resource Portfolio (1000 words) 25%

Assessment task 2: Individual - Case study treatment plan (2000 words) 35%.

Assessment task 3: In pairs - Workshop presentation (30 minutes) 40% 

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