Holistic Psychotherapy Practice and Supervision

Holistic Psychotherapy Practice and Supervision

Unit Description

Students will learn skills in case formulation, treatment planning, making referrals, and writing reports. They will develop skills in articulating and applying psychotherapy interventions.

This 6-credit point unit advances students’ understanding and application of psychotherapy in practice. Students will learn skills in case formulation, treatment planning, making referrals, and writing reports. They will develop skills in articulating and applying psychotherapy interventions. The function of clinical supervision in supporting the development of students as psychotherapists is explored. Students will present psychotherapy clients in supervision and receive feedback on their practice from their supervisor. Professional documents including client contracts, consent to release information forms, and supervision and counselling logs, are utilised in this unit.

Unit Code

207S

Unit Type

Core Unit

Credit Points

6.0

Consultation Times

30 minutes before and after workshop intensives and by appointment during the semester

Topics Covered

  • Understanding loss and grief across the lifespan
  • Classic theories and approaches to loss and grief
  • Contemporary theories and approaches to loss and grief
  • The holistic model of working with loss and grief
  • The role of the psychotherapist in dealing with loss and grief
  • Bereavement and palliative care counselling contexts
  • Holistic counselling and psychotherapy: Key practice skills for loss and grief
  • Ethical and professional aspects of loss and grief counselling

Learning Outcomes

  1. Personal and professional development as a psychotherapist
  2. What is psychotherapy supervision?
  3. Importance of ethical and professional practice
  4. Notetaking, record keeping and practice and supervision logs
  5. Presentation of psychotherapy cases in Process Oriented work
  6. Case formulation and treatment planning
  7. Application of holistic psychotherapy processes to practice

Delivery Mode

Workshop intensives on-campus

Workshop Intensive 1:

9:00 am to 5:30 pm
3.25 hours of teaching and learning

Workshop Intensive 3:

9:00 am to 5:30 pm
3.25 hours of teaching and learning

Online delivery
1.5 hour Zoom discussion mid-semester

Available in Courses

This unit is available in the following courses:

Specialist Training in Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy - 2 Year OLD_STP

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