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Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Course code L67

The course includes theoretical study, experiential-based skill development and self-reflective clinical practice in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy.

The overall theoretical orientation of this coursework Masters is psychoanalytic and to a lesser extent systemic. In the final year of study, students can hone their clinical skills in a year-long fieldwork placement, or as an alternative to the fieldwork placement, students with relevant previous experience may apply to complete a research project.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

L67

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,600

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

L67

CRICOS code

083642A

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,150

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
COU6113Principles of Psychodynamic Practice15
COU6121Psychodynamic Theories of Counselling15
COU5303Couples and Family Therapy15
COU6305Individual Psychotherapy Practice 115
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
COU6114Object Relations and Attachment Theory15
COU5210Personal Issues in Counselling15
COU6324Individual Psychotherapy Practice 215
COU6403Psychodynamic Theories of Couples and Family Therapy15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Option 1: Field Placement Mode
COU6428Couples and Family Therapy Practice 115
COU6429Couples and Family Therapy Practice 215
COU6430Group Supervision 115
COU6424Field Placement 115
Option 2: Research Project Mode
COU6428Couples and Family Therapy Practice 115
COU6429Couples and Family Therapy Practice 215
COU6433Counselling Research: Project Preparation20
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Option 1: Field Placement Mode
COU6323Group Psychotherapy15
COU6412Psychotherapy Research15
COU6425Field Placement 215
COU6432Group Supervision 215
Option 2: Research Project Mode
COU6323Group Psychotherapy15
COU6412Psychotherapy Research15
COU6228Counselling Research Project20
COU6230Counselling Research Project Report20

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

The panel recommends that the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Clinical Strand) be professionally accredited for a period of 7 years. This does not include the research focused Masters strand. Students wishing to pursue a PACFA professionally accredited course must complete the field placement and group supervision subjects in the Clinical strand.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,600 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,150 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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