The student will be introduced to various theoretical perspectives in counselling with particular reference to the nursing context. Approaches to crisis intervention, trauma counselling, family therapy, bereavement counselling, and individual educational and supportive interventions will be examined.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Master of Nursing students. Available to Associate students. It requires special approval from either course coordinator, subject coordinator, or head of teaching school as appropriate. Students must have access to a mental health clinical nursing area.
Historical perspectives of counselling Overview of the helping model On becoming a counsellor Macro and micro skills in counselling Theoretical approaches to counselling (e.g. humanistic, gestalt, rational emotive, cognitive, behavioural and analytical therapy) Practical application of the therapeutic counselling/communication skills in various psychiatric/psychological problems within a nursing context (i.e. suicide, anger management, crisis intervention, grief, depression etc.) Code of ethics in counselling
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.