Lifespan Development and Systemic Thinking

PSC60009 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One semester or equivalent
     
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020 

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

Results:
8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

Census:
31 Aug 20


Prerequisites

Admission to:
GC-COU Graduate Certificate of Counselling OR
GD-COU Graduate Diploma of Counselling OR
MA-COU Master of Counselling

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the key theories of development across the lifespan, and demonstrates how understanding “normal” development is necessary for understanding atypical development. Students will also develop an understanding of key systemic principles and how to apply them to counselling individuals, couples and families across the lifespan. A further aim is to demonstrate how different life span issues present in a counselling context, and how these can be managed by drawing on the relevant research literature.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Analyse the major theories of development across the lifespan, and apply this analysis to a written case study and observation reports.
2. Explain the critical events associated with each developmental stage across the lifespan as a means to understand atypical development.
3. Apply knowledge of the major methods (e.g., observation, interviewing) used to study human behaviour to the preparation of an observation    report.
4. Evaluate key systemic principles and relevant research literature, and apply this knowledge to developing a case study of an individual,    couple, or family.

Courses with unit

GC-SSCHSC – Graduate Certificate of Social Science (Human Services Counselling
GD-SSCHSC – Graduate Diploma of Social Science (Human Services Counselling)
MA-SSCHSC – Master of Social Science (Human Services Counselling)
GC-COU – Graduate Certificate of Counselling
GD-COU – Graduate Diploma of Counselling
MA-COU – Master of Counselling