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HPY707 - Applied Models in Coaching and Counselling 1 - Individuals

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:

Catherine Andrews


All of HPY702; HPY703, HPY704, HPY705


Must be enrolled in or previously passed HPY706

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.


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

  • Applications of 4 coaching/counselling models at an advanced level in a range of contexts 
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Approach
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Advanced Reflection and Reflective Practice

The unit 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: Research, compare and contrast different applied models (equivalent to 1800 words) 25%
Assessment task 2: Critical analysis of coaching sessions (equivalent to 1800 words) 50%
Assessment task 3: Reflective report (equivalent to 2000 words) 25%
Assessment task 4: Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the counselling and coaching skills development exercises in at least 8 of the 11 seminars.

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