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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Phillip Greenway


In the first part of this unit, students revise and build on psychological research planning and writing skills and develop a counselling psychology research proposal. In the second and third modules, instruction and practice in several differing psychotherapeutic approaches is provided. Topics may vary from year to year, and may include cognitive behavioural and experiential, focusing and mindfulness therapeutic approaches.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate high level understanding and appropriate use of several differing advanced psychotherapeutic approaches in counseling psychology.
  • Develop and present a research proposal for a thesis (either minor masters or PhD) in counselling psychology.


Research proposal (4000 words) 50%
Critical essay (4000 words) 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Phillip Greenway

Contact hours

3 hours each week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus students must attend a one (1) week Residential School