Coaching and Counselling for Health and Wellbeing


Key Information

Lecture dates 2019: 14 - 18 October  2019 (9 am - 5 pm)

Lecture dates 2020: 12 - 16 October 2020 (9am-5pm)


Census date 2019: 14 October 2019

Census date 2020: 12 October 2020

Lecturers: Leonie Hicks Duration: 5 weeks (incl. 5 days on-campus)*
Location: NTI Wollongong Campus, 231 Nolan St, Unanderra, NSW 2526, Australia
Subject Code: HSW912

Subject Overview

Promoting, motivating, and supporting health, wellbeing, and positive behaviour change, is a highly valued and necessary competency for many professional roles, particularly in the areas of health/mental health, psychology/counselling/coaching, disability and rehabilitation, complementary medicine, welfare, community outreach, human resources, and management. Many people, however, would like to feel better equipped and trained in this area of their work. Coaching and Counselling for Health and Wellness examines a range of evidence-based and best-practice approaches to coaching and counselling for health and wellbeing, and develops practical skills via peer and client practice, under supervision


Learning Outcomes

Competently apply coaching and counselling micro skills when working with a real client on goal setting and behaviour change
Integrate subject learning material, practitioner approaches, and selected models, to competently plan, organise and conduct coaching sessions with a client
Evaluate and justify, from a professional coaching/counselling perspective, the approaches used in the four coaching sessions, and incorporate reflective practice, including identifying applicable improvements to successive sessions
Apply reflective practice to one’s own personal development as a professional practitioner in the coaching/counselling arena

Integrate goal-setting and behaviour change principles, in order to design and create client-oriented goal-setting/behaviour change templates
Practice and develop coaching and counselling techniques with a student partner ‘client’, across a range of issues and contexts
Understand and apply a range of interpersonal communication tools, including assertiveness training, and conflict resolution techniques
Understand and discuss selected models, evidence-based and best-practice approaches popular in coaching and counselling, and apply these approaches working with a student partner ‘client’, and with a volunteer client for 4 sessions

Understand a range of cultural contexts applicable to working with clients
Understand and apply professional ethical practices as outlined in the Australian Counselling Association’s code of ethics