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HPY706 - Problems, Pathology and Potential

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H677 Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling to enrol in this unit

Unit chair:

Skye McPhie


HPY702, HPY703, HPY704 and HPY705



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1.5 hour class and 1 x 1.5 hour seminar per week


This unit is a core unit in the Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling.


This unit aims to enable students to develop an understanding of common disorders and mainstream treatments of those disorders as well as awareness of relevant practitioner and client issues that need to be considered.

The unit will include:

  • In-seminar counselling/coaching sessions;
  • Developing an ethical framework for coaching/counselling practice


Assessment task 1: interview and short essay 40%

  • Students will source and interview 3 suitably qualified practitioners working with clients with a specific disorders or conditions, to gain an overview of pertinent practitioner/client issues and each practitioner’s therapeutic approaches. The interviews will be submitted as audio files.
  • Students will write a short 1000 word essay summary of the main issues and approaches highlighted by the three interviewed practitioners

Assessment task 2: Essay and short answers (2000 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Essay (2000 words) 30%
Hurdle Requirement:
Satisfactory completion of the counselling and coaching skills development exercises in at least 8 of the 11 seminars.

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