The Master of Counselling provides advanced training in counselling theory and practice, with an introduction to a range of counselling specialisations. The postgraduate degree integrates mental health and wellness/strength-based models within a Christian worldview*, encouraging and equipping counsellors to work with the whole person. The course aims to:
Produce self-reflexive counsellors who can:
(i) develop and maintain respectful, caring and collaborative therapeutic relationships and
(ii) effectively function both independently and within multi-disciplinary settings; Prepare counsellors to work in a variety of settings with clients of diverse ages, backgrounds and life issues; Highlight the importance of lifelong learning that is informed by counselling-focused research, set within ongoing professional development.
Course includes assisting students with locating placements, 100 direct client contact hours and 25 hours of
clinical supervision, along with free personal counselling. This combination meets the highest training standards as specified by PACFA 2014 Training Standards.
This course is suited for:
- current counsellors seeking additional training at a post-graduate level;
- Individuals with undergraduate qualifications (or equivalent) wanting to enter the counselling profession;
- Other professionals seeking to diversify and extend their current skill set or change career direction.