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HPY708 - Applied Models in Coaching and Counselling 2 - Groups

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: 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, HPY706, HPY707



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 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: Written assignment. Students choose from various options (equivalent to a 2000 word essay) 40%
Assessment task 2: Facilitation in pairs/groups (60 minutes) 40%
Assessment task 3: Reflective practice diary (minimum entry 600 words) 20%
Seminar attendance: Satisfactory completion of the coaching and counselling skills development exercises in at least 8 of the 11 seminars required to obtain a pass or above in the unit - hurdle requirement

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