HPY735 - Counselling Diverse Populations


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Online

*From 2024 this unit will move to a Trimester 1 offering

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 the foundational knowledge and awareness required to counsel clients from a range of diverse and intersectional backgrounds. Students will also learn about the impact of culture on mental health and counselling.
Particular emphasis will be placed on the experience of First Nations people in relation to mental health and counselling, including the impact of intergenerational trauma, common mental health issues, and systemic disadvantages faced by this population.
Students will also learn about intersectionality and the social contexts of disability, neurodiversity, sexuality, and gender identity in relation to mental health and counselling, as well as the common issues faced by these populations.

Unit Fee Information

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