Counselling Interventions for Specific Groups and Populations

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Counselling Interventions for Specific Groups and Populations

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduction
    This subject introduces students to the specific disorders and difficulties that are prevalent in various groups of clients at different stages of human life, with special focus on children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Emphasis will be placed onrecognition of disorders and difficult behaviour. Students will also learn about different interventions for specific disorders and will be introduced to bio-feedback as an intervention for various presenting problems.

     
    Learning Objectives
    1. To acquire knowledge in the major disorders and difficulties in functioning that affect mental and social wellbeing across the lifespan.
     
    2. To learn practical techniques for identifying major disorders via symptom identification and patterns of behaviour.
     
    3. To become familiar with scientific evidence-based frameworks for treating major disorders.
     
    4. To develop effective expressive, receptive and written communication skills as these apply to the Counselling environments.
     
    5. To apply basic needs analysis procedures to assist in understanding the factors which might exacerbate or reinforce disorder-based behaviours