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MHN5130 Counselling and Group Work

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MMHN or PMHN


This course focuses on counselling, an interpersonal activity which helps the client develop self-understanding, self-awareness and problem solving abilities. This course will use theoretical models for therapeutic relationships as well as using the ACMHN Standards of Practice for Australian Mental Health Nurses 2010 as a framework for practice. In this course students will develop advanced skills in interpersonal communication, developing a therapeutic nurse patient relationship, one to one counselling, and group leadership. Effective counsellors must have an understanding and awareness of themselves, therefore developing of self will be an important aspect of this course. Students will also be expected to gain an understanding of the cultural basis of interpersonal communication and an awareness of the need to be open to different styles of communication that can impact on inter-cultural interactions. There is a requirement to attend a one week residential in this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2014 External