HPY730 - Principles of Counselling and Telehealth


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H558 Graduate Certificate of Counselling, H658 Graduate Diploma of Counselling or H758 Master of Counselling.



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1 hour self-paced interactive module
1 x 2 hour online seminar per week.
No compulsory attendance requirements


Online self-paced interactive learning each week will provide students with the theoretical background for practical counselling skills taught in online seminars. Online seminars each week will support students to develop applied counselling skills. These seminars will focus on demonstrating and practising counselling activities in dyads and triads.


This unit will provide students with foundational knowledge and skills in counselling that can be applied to a range of client presentations through a variety of different platforms (audio only, in-person, and videoconference). Students will be taught the essential theories underlying contemporary counselling philosophy, with a focus on person-centred theory, and learn to find, synthesize, integrate, and critically reflect on the research relating to effectiveness. Counselling micro-skills will be taught in detail and practised throughout the unit, with the use and adaptation of each skill considered according to the platform used.

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